Small Bear returns with an emotive bass heavy tool for Hotseat Recordings fourth release. The Dublin based producer draws on garage and dubstep influences, showcasing a dark and murky but none the less alleviate as the track progresses.
Hotseat Recordings are back with their 4th release. Going back to the roots of the label’s first release with a stellar lineup of Irish talent which all offer unique but cohesive sounds across the four tracks.
Small Bear, Jimbo Jones, and Maurice Anthony Moran (aka Tran Neptunia Orbit) have all previously featured on previous releases. This time round High Fidelity, Small Bear, Jimbo Jones and Maurice Anthony Moran contribute tracks.
Gonna Leave U is a track I have been working on for over 2 years. Made during the early stages of lockdown, I had been listening to a lot of dubstep and post-dubstep, and for it I wanted to channel the energy of the likes of Pariah’s and Pangaea’s earlier tunes.
Small Bear picks up the tempo with a percussive 2-step garage style beat, with a drone-y bassline and some dark organ stabs. The first half of the track builds in tension before the beat drops out momentarily. After this, in the second half, Small Bear flexes his production prowess sampling the song ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’, which is a powerful vocal driven performance by Joan Baez. The beat returns explosively with her vocals soaring over it, taking us to the outro of the track.
This is is bass heavy goodness, from a really exciting Irish producer.