03.Feb.2012 EMPD027: AMB – Forest Mallet/ Bug Buzz
2011 saw Empathy firmly establish itself on the worldwide electronic music map. In celebration of our best year ever we have decided to bring you something a little bit special. We’ve set out to find an artist who has something unique we’ve never seen before – Something melodic, yet dissonant – fresh, yet ripe. After searching the world’s airwaves – our antennae strength on full – we picked up the crisp clear signal from Hungarian producer AMB.
AMB has previously released across a wide range of genres and labels: Muti Music, U&A Recordings, Resopal Shallware, Dave Seaman’s Audio Therapy, Distinctive, EQ Records, React and Sinister as well as running his own label Chi Recordings. As a DJ AMB has played in the USA, UK, France, Germany, Russia, Croatia, Serbia, and Hungary alongside the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Adam Freeland, Hybrid, and many more.
The resulting collaboration comprises of ‘Forest Mallet’ and ‘Bug Buzz’. We have no doubt both of these tunes will grab your attention. With subtle melodies, smooth meandering bass lines, crisp drum production and all manner of glitched out tweakisms, this is one we know you’re going to love.
No Empathy release is complete without remixes, so with AMB’s blessing we’ve added three new Empathy signings to the roster for this special release.
This pointed hoodie-wearing individual has established himself as one of Australasia’s most exciting new live acts. Spoonhead’s mouldable, tweakable live set makes for loads of fun on the dance floor and allows plenty of room for experimentation. The Spoonhead experience sends you awash on the dance floor with liquidy surf. Futuristic synths soar over ancient tribal rhythms while richly layered textures infuse with the sounds of his homeland Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Spoonhead has remixed both AMB originals for EMPD027 and it’s clear he has amazed us all. While retaining the original vibe of both tracks, he has taken things to mid-tempo techno infused bass romp. With no shortage of squelches and glitches, we know you guys will lap this guy up. Expect some top-notch releases from this guy in future.
Melbourne based Goosebumpz has become a driving force within the Australian electronic music scene. As a result, he has become a regular fixture at outdoor dance parties, festivals and club gigs nationwide. Capitalizing on the bass music movement Down Under, Goosebumpz is renowned for his extremely tight production, attention to detail and psy influenced sound design. His mid-tempo remix of ‘Bug Buzz’ has a laid back approach – A spacious, soulful take on the original which evolves towards a drop that will have you up and moving.
Sydney based producer Mr. Bill is both prolific and talented. His music excites both the ear and the brain by exploring unusual production methods and theory. His music has cause enough of a buzz over the past year that it seemed inevitable that Empathy would come knocking with an invite to become part of our vision. His remix of Bug Buzz is dubstep… but not as you know it. We encourage you to keep an eye on Mr. Bill… We’re sure you’ll be as impressed as we are…