Here at Conscious Electronic, we love all things bass — breakbeat, downtempo, left-field, experimental, dubstep in all its forms, you name it. As the underground bass movement has begun its full ascendancy in the US, we’ve been keeping a finger on the pulse of up-and-coming bass artists the country over. As such, CE‘s Rising Bass Spotlight seeks to turn a focus onto those rising producers who’re developing their craft, garnering their audiences, and turning eyes, ears, heads, and bodies with their commitment to all things low end.


Despite living in an age of Marshmello fatigue, the question that still remains on every electronic music enthusiast’s mind is: Who is 1788-L? It may seem we haven’t quite hit the post mystery producer hype period just yet.

Here’s what is known about the enigmatic artist(s?) as of now. Nobody heard the name 1788-L until REZZ dropped a surprise ID (now known as “HEX”) while at Ultra 20. The producer has since tackled remixes of Daft Punk‘s “Rinzler” and Skrillex + Poo Bear‘s hit track, “Would You Ever.” Most recently, 1788-L built a short and budding discography that includes a VIP edit of Illenium and Said The Sky‘s “Sound of Where’d U Go.”

Now comes a dark and foreboding track that draws an inspiration from Daft Punk’s Tron soundtrack. An ominous, cinematic landscape marks the track, complete with robotic vocal samples, 80s-inspired synth work, and hypnotic bass lines that very much resemble REZZ’s sound. What 1788-L’s specific sound is — exactly — is yet to be determined. But the mark of any great young artist is an ability to break away at genre barriers and catapult listeners to another time and place.

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Written by Ryan Morse

Information seeker. Dog lover. Ph.D. drop out. I'm probably at Bassnectar.