Coming as an upgrade to fan-favorite “Humanoid,” underground bass heavyweights EPROM and ZEKE BEATS have been gracing festival crowds with their “Humanoid 2.0” collaboration for what seems like years now. Now the collaborative track sees its official wide release on Noisia‘s imprint, Division Recordings.

The track has become somewhat of a bass head anthem, having been played out on massive stages by everyone from G Jones to Bassnectar. Built around the iconic robotic vocal sample, “Humanoid cannot escape,” the full composition is littered with filthy drops, computerized synths, gritty bass lines, and the feeling of being trapped inside a video game console. It’s the epitome of electronic in all it’s simulated glory.

The collaborators mentioned on SoundCloud,

“Humanoid 2.0 was a really fun collaboration which started when we were staying at EPROM’s place in Portland a couple years back. The idea came about when we discovered a new ‘text to speech’ VST which had just been released. Whilst eating breakfast we both purchased it and started playing around and we’re hooked immediately. That morning we created the skeleton of the track. We’ve been sitting on this song for a couple of years now and are so stoked it’s finally out. Big ups to Noisia for allowing us to do that.”

The two producers have been supporting each other’s work for some time, with ZEKE BEATS recently remixing ERPOM’s “Pineapple” single. So the high-profile collaboration was an inevitability. EPROM has also just released a critically-acclaimed debut album with Alix Perez off their joint SHADES project, In Praise of Darkness.

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Written by Ryan Morse

I'm probably listening to Bassnectar.