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.
INZO is one rising star in the bass world who will soon be on the minds of many. The 25-year-old producer, known also under his given name of Mike Inzano, discovered his passion for music early on at the age of four when he learned piano. Now he’s busy opening for the likes of Adventure Club and Kaivon, as well as an upcoming performance at the inaugural Wakaan Music Festival.
Recently, INZO came to Liquid Stranger’s esteemed Wakaan label to release his newest five-track EP, titled Multiverse. In the process, the young producer proves his penchant for bass music production as he melds the heavier elements of bass with the “future” genre. Drawing on inspirations from the likes of Porter Robinson, Flume, and GRiZ, INZO shows off his musical prowess using beautiful, uplifting tones layered over well-grounded low-ends.
From the glitchy landscapes, spacey tones, and funk-fueled melodies of the EP’s title track, “Multiverse,” to the chill hip-hop vibe and soulful vocals on “Let It Slide,” and the heavy mid-point track, “Y,” which draws on the mid-tempo stylings of REZZ, Multiverse shines in terms of its diversity and range. Even all the way up until the album’s closing track, “Helluvadrug,” with its swirling synths, heavy breakdowns, and thrashing dubstep terrain, INZO showcases an adept understanding for the far-reaching possibilities of dance music. This is one album that bass lovers and Wakaan aficionados do not want to miss.