Tuesday, April 18, 2017

LigOne - Mindfuck

French DJ and producer, LigOne has appeared on this blog a number of times, so it should come as no surprise that his latest "Mindfuck" found its way into my heart. Out now on Point Point's Record Record label, this fire future bass number furthers his sensational work in producing anything but ordinary tracks. Being the genre of the moment there's a lot of mediocre stuff out there which, as many have noted, emulates Flume among others. And while I just wrote about "Wall Fuck," the commonality in titles is about as much overlap as you'll find between LigOne and Flume. What I love about future bass is the human, almost live-play nature of the productions. They're not as mechanical and repetitive as tech house for example. However playfulness alone doesn't make a track good, there's got to be strong sound design too.

There's no questioning the quality throughout "Mindfuck." LigOne leads the track out with some scintillating piano amidst growing atmosphere. The synths are then added, like a drip brewed coffee, it gets stronger by the second. Continuing the coffee metaphor, LigOne stirs in cream and sugar, as vocals and bounding bass round out the full bodied production. The commingling of elements is done with utter expertise, making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. While I love the majestic musicality of the piano-led intro/outro, the middle section between drops is a wonderful reprieve, keeping the energy up while allowing both the listener and the track a chance to breathe.Hopefully reading this has prepared you for the "Mindfuck" which you can find on Spotify and iTunes.