Monday, January 25, 2016

Displaced - Rugged

Every once in a while I stumble upon an essentially brand new artist, with only a few productions to their name, and very few Facebook/Soundcloud/Twitter fans/followers. While scrolling through Soundcloud's new charts, I came across Displaced, who fits that bill perfectly. Their track "Rugged," with it's slap bass drops and soaring space age sections, has already garnered over 10,000 plays surely meaning Displaced's following will grow substantially.
I've been watching ridiculous amounts of X-Files this weekend (as I'm sure many of you have as well), and the extraterrestrial introduction seemed to glide effortlessly into my ears, only truly piquing my interest on the second listen after being awoken from my slumber by the awesome slap bass drop. Upon re-listening to the intro, the brilliance in the production comes from the bent and finely tuned, almost Porter Robinson-esque synth work. Aided by perfectly placed percussion, the transition into the build up comes about so organically and when stripped down to the bare bones, sets up the percussive bass laden drop, rollicking in 'rugged' chaos. It's not the hardest hitting or most life changing drop, but it is Rugged's beyond infectious and tremendously playful nature that makes it so alluring. The combination of the percussion of the drums and bass is so enticing that I cannot believe that I haven't heard anything like it before. I sincerely hope to hear more from Displaced. But for now I'll just have to be appreciative of the two tracks up for free download.