Bass legend Bleep Bloop has debuted his highly anticipated The Fifth Pupil EP on DJ Shadow’s Liquid Amber label.
The EP, consisting of three original tracks and one remix, is a distorted, multifaceted collection of sound. Dark and ominous conditions lay the groundwork for hauntingly beautiful sound design and organic analog creations. His non-conventional structures and out-of-the-box thinking are what make the EP one-of-a-kind.
Starting the compilation with the title track is a telling move of his confidence and nonconformism. As DJ Shadow says prior to the BBC Radio premiere of “Angry,” “Dance music has a way of taking technology, ripping it up a little bit, and creating kind of a new rhythmic vocabulary and sonic vocabulary, and I really admire people that are pioneering in that respect.” He offers his label for Bleep Bloop to unleash his Slime Punk sentiments by way of sexy tracks like “Angry” and the attention-gripping “Man and Machine.” His musical extremism shines brightly throughout the latter, which offers other-worldly influences, references back to the iconic Warp and Ninja Tune eras, and wonky triplet-like gains.
The EP closes out with a remix of “Angry” from pals PAINT, a duo composed of left-field bass connoisseurs Tsuruda and Huxley Anne. Erratic lo-fi vibes mutate his sleek jazz percussion structure into a proper remake that ends The Fifth Pupil on a high note.
Bleep Bloop is currently on his own headlining ‘The Fifth Pupil,’ North America tour through December, while also fitting in some support dates for REZZ and Zeds Dead in between. Check out the full list of tour dates below and find tickets here.
The Fifth Pupil is out now on DJ Shadow’s Liquid Amber.
The Fifth Pupil Tour Dates:
10/13 – The Belasco – Los Angeles, CA
10/14 – Bassmnt – San Diego, CA
10/19 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
10/20 – MAGIC STICK – Detroit, MI
10/21 – Signal Nightclub – Toledo, OH
10/22 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
10/25 – The New Parish – Oakland, CA
10/28 – Freaky Deaky – Milwaukee, WI
10/29 – Something Wicked – Houston, TX
10/31 – George’s Majestic – Fayetteville, AR
11/2 – Encore at The Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO
11/3 – Barleycorn’s – Wichita, KS
11/4 REZZ – Mass Manipulation Tour – Oklahoma City, OK
11/9 – Mousetrap – Indianapolis, IN
11/10 – EDC Orlando – Orlando, FL
11/16 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
11/17 – The Loft @ Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
11/18 – Skully’s Music-Diner – Columbus, OH TICKETS
11/19 – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA TICKETS
11/30 – District 30- Sacramento, CA
12/1- Celebrities Nightclub- Vancouver, Canada
12/2 – Washington Music Center with Zeds Dead – Seattle, WA
12/7 – Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
12/8 – The Nines – Dallas, TX
12/9 – Shady Park – Tempe, AZ