Introducing Drop Doc: Rising bass artist delivers ‘one final’ Bassnectar remix
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.
For those deep in the burgeoning Bassnectar community, many have heard of Drop Doc, who runs around town under his lesser-known given name, Tommi Pikkujamsa. A Denver-based aspiring producer whose humble roots began at Bassnectar curated events, this is someone whose produced monumental flips of DMVU, Minnesota, Peekaboo and G-REX, and too many of Bassnectar’s original tracks to even list.
Joined by many fan-favorite “Bassnectar Family” producers, including Ravenscoon, MIZE, and Wreckno, they’ve all been producing some of the web’s most sought-after independently-released Bassnectar remixes and mixtapes for years. As they’ve gone onto take the next steps in their individual projects, those remixes and mixtapes are arriving less often as they’ve come into their own original sounds. Together, they make up the next class of fan-bred artists to follow the likes of EPROM and Mersiv, who’ve graduated to pursuing their own successful careers, but nonetheless hold onto to Bassnectar’s amorphous roots at their core.
Recently, Drop Doc took to the Bassnectar fan pages to announce he had one final remix to bestow on the cult fan community. That cut arrives in the form of a budding rework of Bassnectar’s “Irresistible Force,” which was originally debuted at DejaVoom (where Drop Doc was himself an opening act) and would later arrive on the Reflective Pt. 4 EP. Drop Doc is master of layering hip-hop acappellas over low-end bass signatures and his newest remix is no exception.
Drop Doc went onto to detail the influence Bassnectar has had on his personal creative and engineering growth, getting quite sentimental in the process.
“I learned Ableton by remaking the big man’s edits. I went to shows and heard them and thought, ‘Damn, I want this so bad’ but there was no other way to have it but to MAKE IT. That’s what taught me the ins and outs (or at least the basics) of Ableton. Anyway, I realized it’s been a long ass time since I gave you guys anything nectar related and since I’m doing my own thing now I just haven’t had the interest. Long story short; never deny your roots. I have so much amazing material for you guys but just bc I love this whole community for supporting me since day 1, I’ll be posting one final nectar edit for you guys tomorrow. As for material after that, I’m literally biting my lip holding in the excitement.”
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