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MUST LISTEN: Stream Phuture primitive’s palpable, glitched-out ‘Flow’ EP

Phutureprimitive is the moniker of Bay Area producer and songwriter, Rain. Since releasing his debut album, Sub Conscious, on Waveform Records, the producer has retained a cult status among his following of underground bass fanatics. Fast forward to 2010 when the producer founded his very own imprint in Native Harmonix, where he released his Luminous EP. The extended-play was his first attempt at exploring lyrical production, undulating synth work, and palpable, haunting textures.

Now the producer releases his fourth studio EP in Flow, an aptly-titled collection spanning five tracks that draw on tribal elements, lush melodies, intricate rhythms, and shimmering cinematic qualities that ultimately speak to the body, mind, and soul.

From the album’s opening track, “Boundless,” which draws on samples and progressions hauntingly similar to The Glitch Mob, to the heavy lyrical quality of “Lifeline,” featuring the soaring vocals of Alyssa Palmer, the entire project is not just a collection of tracks but a fluid storyline of hard-hitting dance floor gems with warm, fuzzy bass lines. All the while, the Flow EP maintains the depth and prowess that Phutureprimitive is so well known for.

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Phutureprimitive’s music is self described as “dripping wet love drops of nasty mind melting sonic bliss.” Often exploring a dark and dense palette, there is a profound sense of tranquility and beauty in his productions, which has the ability to catapult listeners into hypnotic movement, often escalating the very fibers of their being into a full-on catatonic, kinetic experience. Phutureprimitive’s Flow EP is informed by the very spiritual musicality that attracts us to electronic music in the first place.