EPROM releases mind-altering 5-track ‘Aikon’ EP via Deadbeats

Boasting one of the most revered and unique sounds in modern electronic music, EPROM is a man who needs little introduction. Born Sander Dennis, the Portland-based DJ/producer has established himself as a leading innovator amongst peers and fans alike. With fervent supporters including Flume, Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, DJ Shadow, Diplo, Bassnectar, and more, EPROM’s demulsified sonic stylings feature a wide range of elements from acid-tinged hip-hop to searing garage mutations, ingeniously crafted synth and drum patterns, and even bizarre sound medleys that are utterly indescribable.

EPROM now invites listeners back into his sonic sci-fi world with a brand new EP, titled Aikon, out now on Deadbeats. The long-awaited EP features five new EPROM originals, including a collaboration with G JONES on “Daemon Veil.” A project in the works for over a year, Aikon delves deep into EPROM’s trademark sound while pushing the envelope as he experiments along the way.

Standout cuts like “Shirow Softworks” and “The Cat” hear EPROM construct a conglomerate of trip-hop inspired beats and melodic synth concoctions. As standalone pieces, the tracks seem entirely unrelated but are woven together in such a way that they create a complex and heady soundscape. The previously-released “Hope” adversely kicks things up a notch as EPROM tries his hand at bass-laden rave music, fusing together elements of throwback breakbeat and electronica à la The Prodigy.

“Each tune represents a unique point in my trajectory,” explains EPROM in a press statement. “For me, this release represents a step onto a bigger stage. I have always been reluctant to fully embrace the ethos of dance music, so I have previously kept my work underground, and to a certain degree, intentionally inaccessible. This EP is my take on pure rave music.”

Aikon comes on the heels of a string of releases that include two studio albums, over six EPs, official remixes for acts like The Glitch Mob, a collaborative EP with Barclay Crenshaw, and his lauded SHADES project alongside Alix Perez.

Fans can catch EPROM live in the coming months with a number of upcoming shows including Bassrush at Exchange LA, aboard Friendship, and at Montreal’s Igloofest. Find  tickets here and a full list of tour dates below.

NA LIVE DATES

11/21  –  Exchange LA – Los Angeles, CA (as SHADES w/ Alix Perez)
11/23  –  The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
11/30  –  South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX
12/14  –  Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
01/06  –  Friendship – Miami, FL
02/07  –  Igloofest – Montreal, QC, Canada