The album, showcasing various shades of forward-thinking bass music, was re-released on Friday
First out in November but reissued on Friday, Aeronautics Vol 1 is the first in a series of quarterly compilations from new US bass music label Aeronautic Records. And today, iDJ is delighted to bring you an exclusive first look at the video for Epicure's contribution to the album, Sharma King.
Aeronautic Records is the brainchild of Foundation Channel label boss Evan Glicker, AKA Satta Don Dada, and YoSucka main man Brian Carlson. In their own words, Aeronautics Vol 1 is "a quarterly future bass compilation focusing mainly on the Detroit/Chicago connection/sound, while at the same time showcasing cutting-edge artists from all over the globe. The compilation provides a taste-tester for the large array of different styles and sounds that the label will be encompassing. Striving to push the boundaries of genres, Aeronautic presses on with the same type of drive that attempts to break a world record, to shatter the sound barrier and to change people’s comprehension of what's sonically possible."
As for Epicure himself, he's based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, which lies roughly halfway between Detroit and Chicago, and has had previous releases on the Young Heavy Souls label. In real life, he's know as Samuel Peters. Non-Chicago/Detroit artists on the album, meanwhile, include Marseille's Alex Lowet, Seattle's Borja, Orphic from Venice, California and UK artists Squash and Wascal, from London and Bristol respectively.
So: here's Epicure's video. "Big beat with a bhangra twist" would be one way of describing it, but see what you think...