Three tracks radiate joy, with art telling a colorful story of his journey to Huntington Beach
Phocust just dropped three straight tracks of front-to-back wobbles with his new Entheos EP released on Boogie T's Drama Club Recordings. This release intertwines a joyful tone and back story with his unique sound that has been spreading through the bass music scene.
Based in California, Phocust's tracks channel nostalgic sine waves and transient hypergrowls into new sounds that have been molding the future of bass music in innovative ways. He's affiliated with labels such as Circus Records, SubCarbon, Apostle Records, Underdog Records and has shared the stage with artists such as Deadmau5, Illenium, Flux Pavilion, Wooli and Prismatic.
The first track on Entheos is titled Bounce Selecta; it's a collab with Clinton Sly and begins with a heated reggae introduction that then launches into what can only be described as "future/melodic riddim" with signature wobbles shining side by side to Sly's toasting vocal style. Sly also appeared on Wooli's track Wave It Up in 2017.
The second track, Eye Scream, is a heavier heater. Still incorporating the wobbles, it has a swing feel and had us grooving along as the vocals led to the drop. Concluding with H8rs, the EP's third track brings the bass early on. A backing guitar track leads to a catchy, and overall fun, song that brought out our best boogie dance moves.
Phocust channeled an intriguing vision, specifically representing one of joy through his relationship with God. The title of the EP, Entheos, means to be "in God," and was inspired by the Bible passage Psalm 16:11 "You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is the fullness of joy."
"I wanted to create songs that represent the joy that I feel in my heart from my relationship/oneness with God," he said. "As well as creating something that would inspire others to feel the same kind of joy in their own lives when listening."
Capturing Phocust's journey from Denver to Huntington Beach, California, the EP's artwork shows his mixing on a 1993 Toyota Camry on top of a sandy beach.
The artwork, made by KOOZ, includes things from Phocust's life such as surfing and music that contribute to the "Entheos type of joy represented by the music." These vibes play off his recent DJ set at Venice Beach earlier this year.
This was Phocust's first time working with Drama Club, but he has nothing but good things to say about them.
"They truly know how to bring a musical vision to life and give the artist full control with how they want to represent the idea," he said. "I'm stoked to work with them again in the future."
The Dubstep FBI team is excited to see what this EP brings for Phocust, and we are waiting with bated breath for his future projects.
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