ZEKE BEATS’ new EP Dispatch provides a satisfying dose of heavy bass straight from Australia.
ZEKE has a strong background as a turntablist superstar, which has earned him numerous titles, including being named Grandmaster Turntablist DJ Qbert’s first-ever Scratch University Valedictorian. The up-and-coming bass wizard has seen support from Noisia, Bassnectar, Skrillex’s Nest HQ, and many more. He was even nominated as Breakthrough Artist of the Year by 2016’s inthemix Awards.
His brand new Dispatch EP is a four-track collection of face-melting and head-spinning bass. In its entirety, the EP had a plethora of intergalactic inspiration, including influences from outer space, futurism, and video games.
Title track “Dispatch” lures you in with a gnarly synth lead only to be followed by a multi-dimensional drop that is destined to attract weirdness on the dance floor. “Payload” changes it up with a dark and melodic introduction, chopped and screwed vocal samples, and a slap of lethal bass. The second drop of the track is notably one of the most energetic parts of the entire EP. An easy transition into “Starbound” leads with theme-appropriate arps only to be with followed with an impressively unique drop that will have you feeling like you’ve been transported straight to Mars. Incorporating strings into the second half of “Starbound” makes it undoubtedly the best track of the entire EP. The final component to Dispatch, fittingly named “Wormhole,” feels like just that. The most experimental sound design of the EP is seen with this one, ending it on a weird and epic note.
Stream Dispatch below, which is out now.
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