San Francisco- Local Indie imprint Elevated Press Records is coming out with a couple of new releases next month including experimental DnB duo Aphonic’s latest release, “Boogeyman” b/w “Polarized” and another one from Elevated’s head honcho, Touchphonics, “Stop Schemin’ b/w “Always On My Mind”.
“Elevated Press Records, formed in 2009, was created to be an outlet and developing platform for Touchphonics’s productions. The label’s focus is on Drum & Bass but through collaborative efforts it embodies all forms of Breakbeat, Hip Hop, Dubstep, and Turntablism.”
Since we’re all about supporting our locals, we wanted to get these up and available for your listening pleasure!
Check out the tunes and let the team over at Elevated know what you think.
Aphonic- Boogey Man (EPR006)
Aphonic- Polarize (EPR006)
Up and coming artists Aphonic bring some serious heat on their debut release for Elevated Press.
The lead track Boogeyman is a brutal homage to horror. The track sounds like a slasher film. Very minimal by design this half time stomper demands that you lock the doors and hide the children! The eerie soundscape, huge bass, and a piercing synth line moves to a monstrous peak after the main drop.
The flip side literally comes with the polar opposite. Polarize is smooth, cool, and loving. Another half time stepper with minimal vibes this track is truly beautiful.
Touchphonics- Stop Schemin’ (EPR007)
Touchphonics- Always On My Mind (EPR007)
This is a brand new single from Touchphonics on his own Elevated Press imprint.
Stop Schemin’ has been bringing some serious heat to dance floors round the globe. The track intros with a funky Latin swing only to drop into some serious bass heavy goodness. The drums are as funky as they come and the lead sample from Audio Two’s classic “Top Billin’” amplifies this tune to anthem status!!
The b-side comes with a hip hop/dance hall tinge. Always On My Mind takes a vocal sample from Mad Lion for a singsong, feel good tune. A half time glitchy intro drops into some bouncy old school drum and bass rhythms. This release is sure to get bodies moving!