Hailing from sunny Santa Cruz, California, Michael Petzel (better known by his stage name Shlump) has been catching the attention of many bass music aficionados over the last few years. This member of the infamous Wakaan crew has been dazzling the entire country with his dark and intergalactic low-end bass music. This past year has certainly been one of the biggest for Shlump in regards to gaining a new mass of followers as direct support for 12th Planet on the nationwide Swamplex Tour. This Summer, Shlump has put on some killer performances at Bonnaroo (going b2b2b with Space Jesus & Eprom), Kosmic Kingdom, Vahlhalla Sound Circus and an throwing down at the Official Lollapolooza After Show with Snails.
Today, Shlump released his newest four-track EP, ‘System Crash’ via Wakaan. The total EP is only 11 minutes in length but, as most men with a touch of shame will tell you, length doesn’t matter. Shlump wastes no time getting busy with the opening titular track; it builds hype for a minute and twenty seconds before dropping into long-sweeping bass lines on top what sounds like alien police sirens blaring in the background. It’s a certified thrasher. The System Crash EP heavily features Shlump’s authentic bounce and unique approach to bass music.
As if the new EP wasn’t enough to keep fans hype, Wakaan announced The Universal Wub Tour featuring Shlump & LSDREAM, with special guests from the Wakaan Family: Digital Ethos, DMVU, dofrex bos, INZO, Mystic Grizzly, SAYER & Stylust. At the moment, the tour features only a handful of cities (mostly on the West Coast) so it can be expected that more dates are in the works. In the meantime, bump ‘System Crash’ and hit the shows nearest you to see why everyone is speaking highly of (and getting low with) Shlump.