Today we’re asking you to take a brief break from bass music to embrace a dirty tech / bass house project we’ve fallen in love with. Coming as the side project of Maryland born bass and dub producers Nocturnal Status, Alyan & Zadoc are dropping their “Dirty Disco” EP, out today.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/1008782752″ params=”color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”300″ iframe=”true” /]
It’s a digestible project, featuring two extremely fun hybrid bass and techno grooves that pay homage to old school sounds with soulful vocals and driving vibes. At their core, these tracks don’t sound like they’re coming from dubstep producers trying trying out a new sound, but techno artists born and bred in the scene.
“Disco,” the first rack on the EP and an UNTZ premiere, is something to get fired up about. It reflects an understanding of the techno essentials that can get people grooving, while showing off some unique stylings we can expect to grow with each new Alyan & Zadoc release.
“Dirty” shows off a little bit more of the personal flair, flaunting some dark and haunting melodic elements. Each drop into the pocket will have you moving, whether you’re sitting in a chair listening in or getting down at a festival.
On that topic, our scene has been seeing a lot of this cross-contamination between bass and tech house, likely as a result of festivals like Elements. Still, it’s not often that we’ll see familiar faces on both sides of the spectrum. But with this new side project, we might be seeing both Nocturnal Status and Alyan & Zadoc gracing festival lineups in the future. And that’s a day we’re eagerly looking forward to.