B.R.E.E.D. To Release New EP
The hit drum ‘n’ bass track “Sound Killer” will be re-released on Beatport with four remix versions by various artists
Mumbai-based bass music pioneer Ritesh D’Souza’s bass-heavy alter ego B.R.E.E.D. will drop his “Sound Killer” remixes EP on June 4th, 2012 via Beatport. Released originally in 2010, the track “Sound Killer” earned B.R.E.E.D. a slot in the Top 30 of the Beatport charts that year.
This year, D’Souza took “Sound Killer” back to his studio and roped in fellow bass music producers Unsub, Dirt Monkey and Earthworm Joe, to create remixes of the track for an EP. “”˜Sound Killer’ is one of the earliest songs that I released as part of B.R.E.E.D. and it went mental on Beatport charts. The remix package is an excellent way of reviving the track. I wanted to make it darker and heavier too. All the guys added such brilliant takes to it as well,” says D’Souza, who started B.R.E.E.D. to experiment with drum ”˜n’ bass that his commercially-successful DJ avatar Nasha couldn’t do.
D’Souza told ROLLING STONE India in a previous interview that B.R.E.E.D.’s sound is successful because drum ”˜n’ bass makes for a wobble-happy club experience and fits into the alternative EDM space well. B.R.E.E.D’s sound is a mix of dubstep, drumstep and baile funk. “All of these genres are bass heavy and since we already understand dubstep, I decided to play with similar sounds. Drumstep tracks are different from dubstep in that it is a slower beat. Drumstep has 87 to 90 bps, which makes the rhythm smoother and yet darker,” says D’Souza, whose debut EP Incu-Bass was also streamed worldwide on Beatport. His remixes of Jalebee Cartel’s “Mirror” and L.A- based dubstep producer FreQ Nasty’s “Bon Merde” along with a B.R.E.E.D original “Guttersnipe” also aced the Beatport Top Ten worldwide charts in 2010.
Â The four-track remix EP Sound Killer will be released by High Chai Recordings. Listen to the tracks here