Starting out as a drummer, Colorado producer Paul Brandt aka Paul Basic joined a band with Derek Vincent Smith (Pretty Lights) and Michal Menert in high school before they each moved on to pursue solo production work. In Fall 2011, Paul released his debut EP The Mirror on Pretty Lights Music, which featured a gritty, nostalgic sound blending dusty samples, grainy synths, biting bass and thick drums – a combination that earned him an integral place within the PLM movement. Fall 2013 will see Paul’s follow-up LP Transient Horizons, which is a more refined delivery of his dark, heavy beats and shows a unique range of mood and musicality. The album features collaborations with Pretty Lights, Michal Menert, and Trophy Beats and will be available for free download via Pretty Lights Music on December 3, 2013.
Electro hip-hop producer SuperVision has been working super hard to step up his production game with his latest EP release Telekinetic out June 4th via Pretty Lights Music (PLM).
With a background on turntables spanning over 16 years, the Dallas, TX native paired his love of collecting music with harder hitting drums, advanced effects, fills, builds, drops, heavier sub bass, and texturized synth bass. The end result is an EP of superior production quality and musical vision.
On Telekinetic, SuperVision picked premiere samples he uncovered while crate-digging all over the country during tour. “Ancient Souls” introduces sampling that could only be used with his newfound production techniques. “Until The Last Hours” has multiple samples from 70′s country vinyl dug up at Bill’s Records in Dallas, but the production remains completely electro hip hop. This record has heavy sub bass throughout, but “Play It Funky” is the truly the hardest hitting and will likely be an audience favorite.
“My intention with my music is to make futuristic electronic hip hop beats. The process I use comes from the school of thought from early hip hop, more specifically the late 80′s early 90′s – digging up old records and chopping them up to make something entirely new. That period influenced my beat making more than any. I then give my tracks that powerful electronic build out because it’s fun, great for the dance floor, and I love doing it.
The coolest thing for me, is that I am with a crew who shares very similar views and is arguable the best at this style. I’m beyond thrilled to take part in the PLM movement.”
SuperVision plans on following up this record with a steady flow of remixes, collaborations, and singles this summer and fall. Fans can count on him to continue to push to new levels of skill, to grow as any master would, forever improving.