Bass label Wubaholics has put out nothing but fire music recently, and their latest is no exception. Gunpoint (formerly known as AVL) is releasing his debut EP on this TSIS favorite label, and we’ve got the privilege of premiering “Slow Gaze,” which sees him link up with labelmate Tape B.
“Slow Gaze” is a throwback to early 2010’s era dubstep. The verse centers around a warm female vocal, with flecks of shimmery, melodic synth building in the background. Gunpoint and Tabe B slowly dial things up, until they hit us with a heavy bass drop on the chorus. The bass line in the chorus itself is smooth as hell. The distortion on the bridge itself is also ridiculous, the type that leaves us with the overwhelming need to headbang.
Gunpoint gave us an explanation of the inspiration behind the track, as well as the collaboration process with Tape B:
This track drew inspiration from Mersiv’s most recent album, Pretty Dark Loud. Mersiv is currently one of my favorite bass artists, and I am a huge fan of the old school dubstep sound. This track is very special because I got to collaborate with Tape B, who is another one of my favorite artists. Tape B is an incredible artist, and was a pleasure to work with. Honestly, the collaboration felt pretty effortless. I believe the track does a fantastic job showcasing both of our styles, and has the classic old school sound.
Gunpoint’s full EP Equinox comes out everywhere this week, but until then, you can only find “Slow Gaze: using the link below. Enjoy!