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.
Malgum may not be a name on everyone’s lips just yet, but the Pheonix-based rising bass producer will soon be turning heads with his unique mid-tempo bass and dubstep sound. Armed with a keen ear for production, along with a sound and a mysterious persona that likens him to 1788-L, Malgum is a multi-instrumentalist who draws inspiration for his bass music from the dark and strange.
As a classically trained pianist since the age of nine, Malgum later shifted his focus onto rock upon learning the drums and guitar. When the time came in his career to start composing his own tracks, he had his first exposure to a DAW (digital audio workstation) in 2012 and used it to make mixed electronic-acoustic tracks.
It wasn’t until Malgum was exposed to the burgeoning midtempo sounds of artists like REZZ and 1788-L that he found his way. Indeed, the producer describes “there was just no going back.” He went to his first EDM festival in May 2019. As soon as he returned home to Pheonix, Arizona, he started creating bass music and seriously pursuing a career in the dance music industry.
Now, after releasing his debut album earlier this year, Malgum comes to Conscious Electronic with a budding midtempo creation that is every bit as heavy as it is slippery and hypnotic. That’s why we’re happy to premiere “Go Down.” Characterized by gritty low-end synths, hip-hop vocal samples, a BPMs in the 70-140 range, the track is truly something to get lost in. The track clocks in at just under three minutes, and not to mention comes chock full of precision and intellect, “Go Down” will catch listeners off guard and have them wanting more. If this is the type of sound we can expect from Malgum, then this is one artist who has got quite a bright future ahead.
Currently, Malgum is working on his second album. While the project doesn’t have an exact release date, it will be available for streaming on all major platforms.