Liminal Sounds have switched things up with their latest project, ‘Liminality 01’; A compilation of emerging artists, new to the label with varying styles but who share a definite commonality in their approach to bass driven music.
Our premiere is characterised as a “swinging wrecking ball…” by it’s release label Liminal Sounds. This track by newcomer JGYB is a juggernaut built strictly for the club space, technically very strong with interesting patterns, 7th Note is in our opinion the most distinct track on the release.
We hit up JGYB to ask him a few questions on the track;
CAN YOU GIVE US AND INSIGHT INTO HOW THE TRACK CAME ABOUT?
I started the track in July 2013, went to Barcelona, came back and then finished it off. Me and friends explored quite a few off:Sonar nights and I came back in the mood to make something upbeat. We saw quite a few good DJ’s so I was inspired to make music upon my return. I even sampled a firework display recorded in Barcelona and mixed it in quietly.
WHY DID YOU FEEL LIMINAL SOUNDS WAS THE RIGHT LABEL TO RELEASE IT ON?
Liminal has a consistently interesting output that is definitely suited to my music taste. I purchased Blackwax’s ‘Pulse X’ rework a year or two ago and have since followed the label. Spooky’s 12″ was good on the ears too. So, I sent a few demos to Sam and was pleased to hear that he wanted to put 7th Note out.
WHAT ARE YOUR INFLUENCES MUSICALLY?
I’ve played guitar and drums for nearly 10 years, so there are quite a few sources of influence I draw upon. When making electronic music, though, I have always gravitated towards bass/grime/140 syncopated music. From a drummers perspective, I appreciate interesting kick patterns instead of standard 4×4 stuff, which – I think – reflects in my music.
1.Copout – Fluttering
2.Shining Force – Initiative
3.Archer – Outcry
4.Bushido – Bashful
5.JGYB – 7th Note
Liminality 01 is released exclusively via Juno March 2nd, March 9th elsewhere.