The complex nature of standout UK beatmakers Koan Sound has influenced many producers since their rise to dominance. Bending the basslines while exploring creative spaces within glitch-hop is precisely what the duo brought for their remix of Australian drum machine pioneer Opiuo's single "Life". The originals funkadelic melodies and R&B / hip-hop styled vocals from Gift Of Gab and Syr are further enhanced by Koan Sounds production, and will have you groovin' to the bass fueled beat throughout.
Opiuo – Life ft. Gift Of Gab & Syreneiscreamy (KOAN Sound Remix) | Stream
The popular UK bass duo known globally as KOAN Sound are gearing up for quite the spring release of new music with a follow up to their Sanctuary EP. The established OWSLA record producers have a long standing history of steppeing outside the box and their newest single "Dynasty" is another shining example of how to pair travel across the bass spectrum while incorporating glitch samples and eclectic synths into the mix. Stream the single below before grabbing the full Dynasty EP on April 1st via digital download thru OWSLA and catch the duo alongside Minnesota this upcoming spring on their North American tour. Enjoy
KOAN Sound – Dynasty | iTunes
UK based funky bass duo KOAN Sound have teamed up with Asa to release a brand new Sanctuary EP released through OWSLA and Inspected Recordings and we have the premiere of the final track ‘Fuego’, which lives up to it’s to it’s name. The song packs their signature funky off beat sounds, yet delivered in a more club friendly way. Unique is an understatement for the sound these two create, and we can’t get enough. Stream the song below, and check back for the purchase links for the full EP coming later today.
KOAN Sound & Asa – Fuego
Halo 4 Soundtrack – Nemesis (Alvin Risk Remix) + Green & Blue (KOAN Sound Remix) : Halo Recruits Official Electronic RemixesPosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Alvin Risk, BANGER, glitch-hop, Halo 4, KOAN Sound, Moombahton, Remix, Soundtrack
Alvin Risk and KOAN Sound among a slew of other electronic names have gotten recruited to make some official remixes for the upcoming Halo 4 video game, simliar to when Skrillex got recruited to make his massive Reptile’s Theme for the latest Mortal Kombat video game. Smart move on video game companies to work with these buzzing new names. Alvin Risk took “Nemesis” from the soundtrack and turned it into one of his signature chaotic moombah bombs. It’ll get you moving right from the beginning. Look below for KOAN Sound’s take on the soundtrack as well.
Nemesis (Alvin Risk Remix)
KOAN Sound, who we got the exclusive download of their track “Sly Fox” a few weeks back remixed the track “Green & Blue”, creating quite the opposite of Alvin’s. It’s more of down-tempo funky glitch hop bass track. It still packs the bass, but goes on the slower melodic side. Still incredibly well done, and doesn’t let you get bored. The release of both of these and the entire soundtrack available on October 22nd. Enjoy!
Green & Blue (Koan Sound Remix)
Do you think it’s smart for video games to work with buzzing electronic acts? Do you think these electronic artists are selling out by doing so?
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