Heavy bass fanatics have been waiting for this Space Jesus (Jasha Tull) and Subtronics (Jesse Kardon) for some time now. Since it was first tested out last summer at Lost Lands, to be exact. The two Philly-bred artists unleashed “Omega Robot” on unsuspecting fans at Lost Lands more than a year ago, but it wasn’t until this month that Zeds Dead put out the collaboration on their swiftly-rising imprint, Deadbeats.
The collaboration is a blend of Jasha Tull’s space bass aesthetic and Jesse Kardon’s dubstep/riddim stamp. Tull came of age in the Philly scene, where Kardon is based, but their original styles couldn’t be more different. Despite this fact, “Omega Robot” feels like it strikes a true equilibrium. The album art by Adam Psybe leans even further into the retro-Dune vibe, but the sonic aspect is all future.