The latest name to join our list of promising club talents comes in the form of EAS, as the Los Angeles-based DJ & producer makes an appearance on our Inflyte Radar.
He brings a sound that boasts hard-hitting kick drums and destructive basslines, with previous releases seeing his productions come via labels such as Perc Trax, Silver M, and Clergy.
This month saw him return to Selective Response’s Crisis Of Man imprint, for a joint offering between himself and the label boss. We spoke to him about the new track, what we might expect from him in the near future, his own Tympanum Records, and more. Get the full discussion with EAS below.
You’re on the Inflyte Radar this month, tell our readers what you have been up to recently?
Ah, you know. Putting some time in in the studio, always working on new tunes. Going to shows, seeing LA friends. Watching anime (there’s some good ones this season!).
You just released your track ‘Perfect Immortal Machine’ on Crisis Of Man, talk us through the track in your own words?
This track is one of my attempts at making electro. It was the first project where I finally felt like I started to really find my bearings, and figure out my own sound with the genre. The process is ongoing, I’m still improving, but that’s a constant process no matter what I work on as a musician.
This track exhibits a sort of minimalist instrumentation, but also keeps a certain raw energy, that is typically more my forte. The subdued, minimal soundscape intermingles with saturated processing, and it creates a very interesting dynamic in the arrangement. The track also utilizes vocal sampling from one of my all time favorite video game villains, SHODAN, whom I’ve sampled in a previous track or two.
And it comes as a 2-track EP alongside Selective Response’s ‘Immortal Flesh’, how did the two tracks end up together?
Honestly, the reason these two tracks ended up together was fairly simple. I went to chill at Kane’s (Selective Response) house one day, with the revelation that I had figured out that saturation was the key to honing my sound with electro. The enthusiasm was contagious, Kane started up an electro sounding project himself, and it made sense to take the fruits of our labor, and combine them into one compilation.
Previously you’ve also released music on Silver M, Perc Trax, and Clergy, which other labels might we see you on in the near future?
While I can’t speak too much on very many of my future releases, I can say that I have a new EP coming April 21st on the WarinD imprint, titled ‘Cease And Desist’. As for the rest of the year, expect some very cool stuff, a couple revisits to some special labels perhaps, that’s all I can say.
You have a label of your own in Tympanum Records, how have you found the experience of being a label owner?
It’s honestly an extremely gratifying experience. The amount of planning, time, and effort that goes into a release sometimes, when it finally comes out, and you can wholeheartedly say that this is entirely a result of the sweat off your brow, it feels so much more special. And the freedom that you get in owning an imprint is something that you just rarely get with any other record label experience. It’s great!
And what do you have planned for Tympanum in 2022?
As of now, we have a remix pack of my ‘Bored Machine’ EP, slated at some point this year. Other than that, we’re mainly planning for 2023.
You’re based out in Los Angeles, where the techno scene is growing quite rapidly, what’s your favourite thing about the club scene on the West Coast?
Perhaps my favorite thing about the LA community is that there are so many promoters out here that are throwing these parties, first and foremost, because they’re truly passionate about the music. The warehouse parties are a prime example of this, people of many colors and creeds, all working to make LA a new techno capital. There are just so many great shows out here now, it’s amazing!
Anything else you would like to mention before we go?
EAS – Perfect Immortal Machine is out now on Crisis Of Man.