Category Archives: Alchemy

High Dude – Abduct (Remixes)

You can listen to all the winners of the ‘Abduct’ competition on Soundcloud and support them if you want!

Remix Artists: Skaar, Master Balance, OverNose, Kardium, Low-K, Ghosthack, Sektor 122 & Gleb Choutov.

Junodownload review:

Parisian low end purveyor High Dude unleashed this toxic, sludge-fest way back at the start of 2015. It’s already enjoyed some serious version science from 6Blocc, now it’s in the hands of eight competition-winning upstarts. Each comes with its own unique flavour: Skaar plays with harmonics, Master Balance gets busy on the polyrhythmic drums OverNose adds chilling chords and an overall graveyard finish, Kardium adds a fresh layer of trippy sound designs, Low-K brings us up to D&B speed, Ghosthack switches the bass for something much more menacing, Sektor 122 gets creepy with haunted moans and shadowy switches while Gleb Choutov gives ‘Abstract’ its most abstract version of the pack with a spaced out near-beatless rendition. Each remix an original piece in its own right; the future of bass music is fine hands if these next-gen candidates get their way.

Alchemy [EP] (Phantom Hertz Recordings) – 2015

Junodownload review:

Sweaty, sludgy business: Bordeaux badman High Dude returns with three dynamics slices of deepness that all cellar dwellers should take note of. “Abduct” is all about the mourning bassline; soaking wet and amorphous, it’s as dark as you can get without needing counselling. Dig deeper for the title track “Alchemy”. Coded with trippy drum patterns and even trippier atmospheres, it’s the type of track you’d drop if you wanted to completely spin your floor on its axis. Finally we hit “Wraith”. A total vibe-flipper, here HD shows us he’s just as capable at 170BPM as he is 140. Skippy beats, soulful subs and warm pads. This is what liquid sounds like in the apocalyptic future.