A driving force in the experimental bass world, Shanghai Doom deliver a selection of heaters with their new EP, Hyperspace, on Bassrush.
For years, Shanghai Doom have made a name for themselves as an extremely prominent act in the experimental bass music scene. The Jersey-based power duo have continued to bust out heaters like “Paradox” and “Ripper,” fit for the big sound systems and packed crowds of audiophiles.
Their signature flow of mastering deep basslines — made from all sorts of wave modulation, and effortless hip-hop style rhythmic patterning — is prevalent in their discography. Their previous EP, Power Generator, garnered some of their top singles in their roster of tunes. It ranked up to hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify.
Shanghgai Doom have been recognized by many other greats in the scene, landing releases on labels like Cyclops Recordings, Bassrush, and Deadbeats, to name a few. Right now, the duo are currently on tour, co-headlining with fellow experimental bass prodigy Abelation on the Death Mechanics tour, hitting stops in Seattle, Denver, and Portland next.
In the midst of the hustle, Shanghai Doom have released their next collection of tunes in the form of the Hyperspace EP. The four-song effort’s curation marks a level up from their previous output, featuring artists like dêtre and Tron3x. It’s out now on Bassrush Records.
To kick off the EP, “Dune” is a real groove-heavy track, with a solid buildup and waveform design ranging from echoey to gritty. “Hyperspace” features hypnotic lyricism from dêtre paired with a deep dubstep-style breakdown and a sick synergy between the two elements. This is bound to be a top festival track for sure, owing to it’s bass-breaking hooks.
“Launchpad Hydraulics” features some well-known lines from comedian Evan Breen, setting the tone of feeling sent out into orbit. Accompanying it is a collection of clever bass conversations and synth pairing, perfect to pique the interest of a sound design enthusiast. The final track, “Viridian,” is the most captivating of the four. Its creeping intro drops face first into a modulating sonic bass line, elevating the auditory experience into another dimension.
Shanghai Doom’s artistry and production value level up with each release. On top of all-new sound design tricks and features, they still manage to keep their classic, bass-heavy elements. The Hyperspace EP is a great contender for future underground sets, sound system gatherings, and massive festivals alike for its ability to bring a crowd to another planet in deep space. To hear this album live, make sure to checkout Shanghai Doom’s tour dates at a city near you!
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Shanghai Doom – Hyperspace EP – Tracklist:
- Lightspeed (feat. dêtre)
- Launchpad Hydraulics (feat. Tron3x)