Scales & songstress Anji Kaizen craft addictive spaceship ride into the ‘Outer Orbit’ [Premiere]
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With a foot in the electronic underground and a keen ear for hip-hop, rising bass producer Scales runs around his Atlanta stomping grounds as Hector Ramos. For anyone claiming to be a basshead who isn’t yet familiar with the name, it’s time to learn. As a collaborator with the likes of illanthrophy, Cyber G, Laika Beats, to name just a few, an official remixer to Conrank, Slave, and more, and a live performer at The Untz Festival and Lucid Dreams, Scales has been making riffs in the underground bass circuit since he first began producing around four years ago.
Primed for his next official EP release, Scales comes to the forefront with a heavy spaceship-driven cut, “Outer Orbit,” and CE is delighted to premiere the track today, June 25. For the track, he’s enlisted the serene vocals of fellow ATL resident, songstress, and newcomer Anji Kaizen. The two come together in perfect harmony with Scales taking the liberty of playing heavily with her vocals for optimal reverb, creating a hypnotic echo and expansive fx. At the same time, Kaizen’s vocals still pave the entire way as listeners cling to her angelic voice.
Speaking to CE exclusively on the track, Ramos elaborates on how the track came together a year ago and how his friend’s feminine vocals were perfectly suited to the vibe of “Outer Orbit,”
“‘Outer Orbits’ was a project I started a year ago and I loved the 808s and trap style beat I made for it. I dove into the sound design and kept rolling with the track. Eventually, I wanted to add melodies to it, and once I did that it brought the ambient, ethereal vibe while also maintaining the heaviness with the beat and bass sound design. I loved it so much I had to get my friend Anji Kaizen on vocals and I feel like that was the cherry on top!”– Scales
Around this vocal-led soundscape, Scales wraps the singers’ words in underworldly tones, swift tempo switches, spaceship synths, and one deleterious bassline that slices straight into the soul. Careful not to fall too deep into Kaizno’s taunting, siren-like vocals because there’s danger ahead around every drop and you just might be drawn to your own demise. Sonically, the track proposes the perfect thematic paradox: beauty leading to destruction. Scale alludes to the beauty of this juxtaposition further, saying,
Addictive and sinister, yet compulsively compelling and charming, “Outer Orbit” begs you to come deeper into the stratosphere with each measure. Stream the premiere below.
Scales & Anji Kaizen – Outer Orbit [Conscious Electronic Premiere]
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