Esseks (real name Sam Eckstein) is an artist who needs to introduction for many in the experimental bass music sector. The Brooklyn bass wunderkind has released with Deadbeats, Wakaan, and Gravitas, to name a few. But the most unique quality that Eckstein brings to his music is how he imagines and draws all the artwork to his releases, making him a true diamond in the ruff. Now Esseks is plugging back in with fans with his latest single, “Invisible Enemies,” a collaboration with fellow New York-producer, Tsimba.
“Tsimba [Mark Evans Musto] and I have been friends for a long time so when we decided to try working on something it flowed very easily,” said Esseks in a press release. “I had a basic sketch of the song made and we took a ton of bass patches he made and they all just fit together so well the whole song came together in two or three days.”
Spanning just over 3-minutes, the single reignites the acclaim over Esseks’ signature production style. “Invisible Enemies” opens with a distorted and echoed range of synths that circle the listener’s ear. A slushing, smooth beat is introduced 20 seconds in, along with snapping percussion and chuckled vocals in the background. The track propels an upbeat flair to an otherwise dark, provocative bass track.
Through the pair’s stylistic blend of intricate and odd sonics, which coalesce rapidly around the one-minute mark with a pad beat to take listeners into an explosive drop. Are we in space? Is this the sonic setting of Eckstein’s often-devious artwork? Only the listener can say. With certainty, though, Esseks is once again keen on channeling propulsive force energy to the masses through his unique, foreboding artwork, his off-kilter sound design, and his explosive bass.