EASTERN BLOC: Double A
Established Wellington club/bass music extraordinaires Marek, and Artur (Beat Mob) make up the duo Eastern Bloc. On their latest release Double A they have enlisted two of New Zealand's heavyweight producers in Montell2099 and Kamandi. Astro Boy, which features Montell is carried by some arpeggiated synth lines and heavy bass stabs. Throughout the song the mood shifts between mellow breakdowns and epic buildups. On the next track Knine (assisted by Kamandi) pitch-shifted vocal samples intertwine over angelic, atmospheric textures, before the filthiest (for lack of a better word) of drops kicks in. Listen below on Soundcloud, stream on Spotify, or purchase from iTunes.