Electric Consciousness 004: Slave continues debut album rollout with empowering, bass-filled mixtape
One widely-held truth that everyone can seem to agree on is this: Life is hard, and it doesn’t get any easier. We just get tougher. As one gains age and experience, it becomes more critical to practice everyday balance—spontaneity with routine, work with play, control with letting go, and tuning out of the world by tuning into the body. That’s why Conscious Electronic is proud to present our monthly mixtape series, Electric Consciousness. Bringing you the best and latest in bass music every month—from heavy to experimental, tribal to future and funk, left-field to half-time, and more.
Ohio-based rising bass producer SLAVE doesn’t just have his debut studio album coming out of the pipelines this month. He’s the next up for CE‘s fourth episode of Electric Consciousness with an hour’s worth of newly mixed material. After recently releasing “Just Listen,” alongside fellow rising bass artist Feelmonger, SLAVE is gearing up for his debut full-length, Transformation, with a brand new track every two weeks until December 21, 2020.
On Electric Consciousness Vol. 4, SLAVE delivers an array of brand new sounds and whomp-driven bass arrangements. He’s also using the mix series as a sneak-peak of his forthcoming unreleased album, Transformation. Inside, listeners will find several unreleased SLAVE tracks slated for release on October 26, November 9 and 23, and December 7 and 21. From classic D&B breaks, to post-dubstep crowd-pleasers with hints of tribal world rhythms, this hour-long mixtape is sure to take you on a journey to brand new, never experienced places. The sound design is impeccable, the world-building is unique, and the multitude of soundscapes that are showcased within this mix is sure to have listeners finding new favorite tracks for years to come.
Delving into the music industry at a supersonic pace in 2020, SLAVE is a force-to-be-reckoned with in the new wave of exploding talent in the underground experimental bass scenes. David Timko, the man behind the project, curates classical roots and purpose-driven sound across a broad spectrum of contrasting emotional themes, taking listeners through an amorphous storytelling universe in his growing catalogue. With support from Wakaan, Aspire Higher, The Untz, and Wump Collective, Timko is sure to be turning heads for his long-awaited come up in 2021.
The full 10-track album bundle for Transformation can be found over on SLAVE’s landing page and over on Bandcamp. Fans can hear them all early upon purchase while also heading to SLAVE’s merch website to support artists in this trying time of zero touring.
Electric Consciousness | Vol. 004 | Slave
Mimi Page – Starchild
SLAVE – Surrender
Govinda – Alien Sex Magick
thook – TOPP
— Dead Prez – Hip Hop (acapella edit)
Icicle – Shout Me
— Bassnectar & PEEKABOO – Disrupt the System
SLAVE – Transformation
Kwizma – Mayday
Shlump – Lose Control
Pigeon Hole & thook – Vertigo (SLAVE flip)
SLAVE & Ravenscoon – Darkness
— Sigur Rós – Sæglópur
Sigur Rós – Sæglópur (ENiGMA Dubz Remix)
UZ & Oski – Freezer
STUCA – Forgotten
SLAVE – Rise Together
SLAVE & Conrank – Bring It Back x AENAK – Wolfpak
Buzz Junior – Filthy As Eva
SLAVE & Pinwheel – ID
dope & Smoakland – Elbow Space
Hairitage – Freeway
Mersiv & Fryar – In Motion
MYTHM – Selectra w/SKEW x Apathy & O.C. – The Broadcast (acapella)
SLAVE – Remember
STYLUST – Activated
SLAVE – Gliding
PEEKABOO – Here With Me
BALATRON – Dat Asian Shi
LSDREAM & Kayoh – Rekt
SLAVE & Feelmonger – Just Listen
CloZee – Rain Dance
Sunrizen – Reach (Nectar Bootleg)
Truniversal & Seeded Visions – Reflection
SLAVE – Waves
CloZee – The Path to Heaven (Supertask Remix)
— Post Malone – I’m Gonna Be (vocal edit)
SLAVE – Don’t Look Away
— Motorcycle – As The Rush Comes (acapella)
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Additional words by Ryan Morse.
Lover of all things strange and electronic. Writer/A&R for CE by day, freeform bass producer by night.