- Release Date 2022-10-07
- Label Another Rhythm
- Catalog RYM127E
Milestone moment as TIBASKO release their first full-length eponymous EP. The 7 track body of work delicately wraps up what has been a defining year for the duo. A year full of firsts, with debuts at some of the most iconic venues in the world, they are to embark on their first US this September, playing in Vegas then CRSSD Festival. The EP's final single is 'The Limit', a track that 'showcases our high energy side, pacing at 140bpm'. Future shows this year include Halloween at WHP + more.
Ken's Quote: "When producing our debut seven track-EP, we really wanted to showcase all the different sides to TIBASKO - from the more emotive pieces through to the big, ravey club tracks designed to decimate dancefloors. 'The Limit' showcases our high-energy side, pacing at a hefty 140bpm. As producers, you're generally told to gravitate towards a cleaner technical approach to production. We decided to go against this for 'The Limit as we really wanted that gritty, rough sound to come across, backed by the driving vocal which initially started as a grime acapella. We wanted to create a more cinematic feel with 'Almost Falling' whilst retaining that edgy, leftfield feel to it. That's why we have that intro in the track and really paid a lot of attention to the little details, keeping each individual element clean whilst adding that grit through the big, dubby sub-bass. To keep to that industrial theme, we gave the hooky vocal loads of processing and auto-tune, it really helped to tie the whole track together"
Andy's Quote: The culmination of the last few years of writing and producing have brought us to a point where we know and understand our sound inside and out. We wanted to pay homage to the TIBASKO people know in this EP whilst also showcasing the sound that is inspiring us at the moment. We've self-titled this project as the 'tibasko EP' as we feel it showcases all the sides of our music, you'll see this reflected throughout the bespoke artwork for each section of the EP using press shots of us, capturing each side of TIBASKO. we wanted to emulate the musical representation with the accompanying art and creative, by using our own image to echo all sides of TIBASKO visually. We've kept the abstract, which we want to mirror our approach to the production, as well as the vibrant colour palette that we love to integrate with our creative vision. Within the record, you'll find dancefloor-ready tracks alongside carefully sculpted, more thought-provoking pieces.
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