Archive for February, 2012

February 27th, 2012

“Impermanence” released on “Blood Pressure” compilation!

Blood Pressure Bop’s new track “Impermanence” is being released on the 5th March as part of the Med School “Blood Pressure” compilation. As well as Bop there are some awesome inclusions from Bulb, Unquote, Synkro, Blu Mar Ten and fellow Med School family Lung, Joe Syntax and Royalston.

Alongside drum + bass there are some exciting dubstep and 2-step additions, keeping the whole album fresh, just like you’d expect. We had a chat with the man himself about “Impermenence” and his thoughts on Blood Pressure:

What inspired you to make “Impermenance”? Is there any imagery or meaning behind it?
There is a Buddhist concept about impermanence that goes a bit like: “The only thing is permanent is impermanence”. Although I am an atheist, this idea seemed really interesting to me and I decided to try to realise this idea into piece of music. Each pattern of this tune is slightly different from each other to really emulate the sound of “Impermanence”.

What did you use to make the track?
Nothing outstanding, just software (FL Studio) and my ears!

What’s your favourite track from “Blood Pressure?”
My favorite tune is “Red Rhythm” because it’s just sick! Also Mutated Form’s tune “Feels Like” and Bulb + Clarity’s one [Her Smooth Love] sounds pretty lovely.

If somebody from Med School was to remix “Impermenance”, who would you like it to be?
I would love to see what Stray could do with the tune, because his remix of Helios that came out on Med School blew me away last year.

 

You can check the album preview site here for more audio.

You can also pre-order the album: CD / Digital Download / Vinyl
Vinyl Bundle (with t-shirt, digital download & stickers)
CD Bundle (with t-shirt, digital download & stickers)

February 3rd, 2012

Guest Mix for Gardarika Podcast

Bop has always been a couple of steps ahead in his quest to blend drum and bass with his own favourite sounds from minimal techno, ambient and microfunk.

Playing with deep, atmospheric sounds, Bop shows that drum and bass isn’t a one-dimensional genre but is actually rife with a new generation of listeners and producers all bringing their own sounds to the scene.

This podcast was made for Gardarika, an underground D+B label based in St. Petersburg.

TRACKLIST:

Oak – Firebird [Space Cadets]
Bop – In My Dreams [Brand:Nu?]
Oak – Nu Sunrise [Brand:Nu?]
Calibre – Piano Bizness [Critical]
> (tease) Oak – Nu Sunrise [Brand:Old]
Bop (feat. Bev Lee Harling) – Extraterrestrial Creatures Are Stealing You From Me From The Bedroom [Med School]
Spectrasoul – The Gift [Shogun Audio] + D-Bridge – Since We Been Apart [Shogun Audio]
D-Bridge – The Little Things [Metalheadz]
Microfunk Crew – Untitled [Unreleased]
ASC – Oneironaut [Auxiliary]
Korsun – Where The Time Goes [Unreleased]
Bop – Impermanence [Med School]
> (Tease) Bop & Despot – Microfunk [Cunter Intelligence]
Getz – Derek [Interactive]
ASC – Aqualoop [Space Cadets]
Bop – An Open-Eyed Dream [Med School]
Abstract Elements – Abysmal Depth [Exit]
Consequence – Marlo [Exit]