Eptic has a well-deserved reputation as one of the pillars of bass music. The Belgian producer began releasing music in 2011 with his Eptic EP, released on Chronos Records, quickly […]
Eptic has a well-deserved reputation as one of the pillars of bass music. The Belgian producer began releasing music in 2011 with his Eptic EP, released on Chronos Records, quickly rising to the top of the game and working frequently with the iconic and legendary Never Say Die records.
Continuing to release genre-defining and trendsetting hits, Eptic rapidly became a household name in the dubstep world and was also widely held to be a multi-genre master, exhibiting a deft control of dance floors across the world. Eptic’s track “Like a Boss” held on to a Beatport top five slot for multiple weeks in 2012, an incredible feat for such a new artist. In 2013, Eptic released the multi-genre Mastermind EP and the Doom EP, demonstrating a wider range of genres including drum and bass as well as electro. He continued his incredible career with Never Say Die by releasing The End EP in 2014 and the Immortal EP, his sixth extended play release, in 2015.
By 2019, Eptic released his ninth EP, the Flesh and Blood EP, on Monstercat, bringing fresh tunes to his fans and continuing to blaze new trails with his stunning sound design and genre-bending tracks. Eptic has collaborated with artists such as Dillon Francis, Marshemello, Zomboy, DJ Snake, and Habstrakt. His debut album, “The End of the World” is yet another incredible, groundbreaking step along this bass music icon’s journey, bending genres while retaining signature, world-renowned Eptic sound design. The LP is a masterwork, showcasing incredible production quality while taking listeners on an epic journey into the depths of bass music.
The album begins ominously. “Lost In Space” sets the tone for the album with haunting synth lines and a slow but rhythmic guitar cutting in to guide the track. A voice declares “the sound of the future” before the track builds to a drop, which combines the retro nature of Eptic’s sound design with unconventional bass lines. The album starts with energy and a sense of foreboding appropriate to its name.
The second track, “2 The Grave”, brings us a dance floor destroyer. Diving right into a heavy drop in the first minute of the song, Eptic gives us a taste of his heavier side, with funky and danceable synth, leads layered over crushing basslines. The overall feel of the album is haunting and sonically reminiscent of the unique style of Eptic’s visual artwork, 80s style synths layer with heavy basslines and driving drums to create an atmosphere of doomy and gloomy intergalactic travel.
Eptic brings us a truly versatile display of musical genius, with tracks ranging from house and electro to dubstep and genre stretching tracks that blend elements of many different stylings of bass music. Further album highlights include “Ultimate Flex,” a funky bass house track with infectious energy, the collab with heavy bass superstar Marauda, titled “Wall Of Death“, as well as collabs with dubstep legend MUST DIE! and up and coming riddim artist HOL!. The quality of the mixdown is clean and polished, every element of each track falls flawlessly into its place, creating a musical experience that flows between genres smoothly and creates a seamless sonic journey for the listener, reminding us once again that Eptic is truly a master of his craft.
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