Release: Aqua Lung // Farewell My Lovely
Label: Deceast Records
Release date: RELEASE DATE: APRIL 25TH, 2011
Cat #: DEC003
About The Release
On “Aqua Lung”, Bastille combines elements of bass, funk, and pop sensibility to refreshing effect. Alessia’s vocals and the song’s well-paced arrangement are departures from conventional wisdom and illustrate the musicality of the ever-evolving bass music sound. The energy of “Aqua Lung” rides the fine line between dancefloor appeal and casual listenability, fitting well into club sets and radio playlists alike. The thick drums and full-bodied bass give the song plenty of weight while the synths and stabs drive the song’s progression forward. This song sits nicely next to the funkier offerings from the likes of Silkie and Quest and the vocal treatment allows it to transcend niche status and appeal to a wide audience. An instrumental mix is included for those eager to play this in sets hosted by an MC or live vocalist.
“Farewell My Lovely” is a melodic exploration of a quintessential vibe that weaves through everything from 1990s house and trance up to contemporary dubstep and drum & bass. Evoking a sense of euphoria with a touch of melancholy, the song can just as easily inspire hands-in-the-air moments as it can contemplative at-home listening. Bastille illustrates his deft ability to combine a variety of influences and song elements to create a composition that is both musically mature and enjoyably youthful in its tone.
Bastille is a new artist from Cambridge, UK who specializes in the musical side of dubstep and its emerging offshoot sounds. Brought up on a musical diet of funk, soul, blues and jazz with influences spanning both the classic and modern eras, his songwriting is far more than just loop-based beats. After developing his production skills and spending time writing downtempo and drum & bass, Bastille merged his disparate influences into a uniquely melodic take on bass-heavy music. His production chops have evolved quickly, little wonder as Bastille hails from an exceedingly creativity-inclined family — he counts among his siblings Hospital Records artists Nu:Tone and Logistics and the contemporary visual artist Mr. Penfold. “Aqua Lung” / “Farewell My Lovely” is Bastille’s debut release as an artist and Deceast is very excited to introduce his music to audiences around the globe. With a bevy of unreleased songs circulating amongst DJs and an endeavor into live performance replete with vintage synths and drum machines on the horizon, Bastille’s name will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. Join us in welcoming Bastille to the Deceast family!