Years earlier than the emergence noise bass and the resurgence mid-tempo electro, a younger producer from the UK named Morgan Hicks was grinding away in his studio, perfecting what would unknowingly be the subsequent huge sound in EDM.
Hicks’ challenge Shadient made its debut in 2015, instantly sweeping listeners f their toes with mind-bending sound design that encompassed a recent new mix techno, noise, electro home and bass music. Early works his equivalent to “Broadcast” and his remix Tyler, The Creator’s “DEATHCAMP” weren’t simply consideration grabbers, they had been memorable sufficient to make sure that Shadient would have some lifelong followers.
Though Shadient will not be most famed title in its respective scene, Hicks hasn’t gone with out his fair proportion recognition. In addition to getting his EP winter=actuality picked up by Mat Zo’s Mad Zoo label in 2017, Hicks has been supported by some EDM’s high names (Illenium, REZZ and Madeon, to call just a few), landed ficial remixes for artists like RL Grime, and even ended up with a tune featured within the online game Just Shapes & Beats. Shadient additionally received an enormous shoutout from Porter Robinson final yr.
shadient (@shadient) is unquestionably a real artist and has had such an enormous affect in such a brief quantity time. i don't wish to get too adverse about present developments however he deserves extra credit score proper now
— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) July 15, 2018
Following within the footsteps former Mad Zoo signees WAVEDASH, Hicks has moved to Gud Vibrations to launch his latest Shadient EP Divide. With the label being headed by the advertising geniuses SLANDER and NGHTMRE, releasing Divide Gud Vibrations appears to be a logical step for Hicks to realize some publicity and take his profession to the subsequent stage.
We have the privilege having the ability to premiere the EP’s second single “Numbers Station,” which is on the market now on all main streaming platforms. “Numbers Station” is a loud, f-the-wall dubstep banger that options parts huge beat and IDM. According to Hicks, the content material on Divide is impressed by his nostalgia for the music Squarepusher, the Chemical Brothers, AFX and the Prodigy, so these little particulars are definitely intentional.
Above all else, “Numbers Station” is a forward-thinking experimental piece that hits onerous, however it has simply sufficient old style aptitude to carry some that candy, candy nostalgia to extra seasoned listeners. If this music is any signal what’s to come back, Unity could find yourself being one essentially the most memorable EPs the yr.
Listen to “Numbers Station” under: