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.
The Bassnectar family continues to churn out talented rising artists in its close-knit community of highly-motivated creatives. With newcomers like Mystic Grizzly, Ravenscoon, APLSOZ, and Peekaboo beginning their respective touring careers, there’s no doubt that the launching pad for their aspirations arose out of Bassnectar’s awe-inspiring events.
The newest promising talent to enter the arena is Brandon Wicinski, who operates under his Wreckno moniker. He’s a newcomer out of Michigan whose been cranking out popular mixtapes, remixes, and mash-ups for years. Recently, Wreckno has dived into crafting original productions of his own, with tracks like “Charlatan” and “Hogwash,” which has amassed over 12,000 streams.
Now from the bass music producer comes his first extended play project, titled Underneath The Sound. Arriving as a 2-track mini-EP, it’s a thoughtful sonic experiment and a full on downtempo/low-tempo exploration.
The EP’s title track is layered with soothing melodies, experimental basslines, and beautiful arps placed over the composition. Its ambient, self-reflective, and pensive, further placing listeners into a calm and blissful meditative state. The second track, “Barbaric Streisand,” arrives as a more rigid construction, yet one with equal candor. Haunting melodies, metallic chords, and gritty, synth-led breakdowns lace the track, catapulting listeners into ironclad beat bopping and bass-facing.
Wreckno has even enlisted the help of a fellow basshead within the community under the name DATA BYTE for a fully immersive, kaleidoscopic visual experience. Watch the visualizer and stream the 2-track EP below.