Pegboard Nerds – Bassline Kickin’ (Original Mix)
If the year passed was merely the teaser, our own ‘Artist’s to Watch‘ pick Pegboard Nerds were destined to hit the ground running for 2014. In the first instance, Norwegian duo Alex Odden and Michael Parsberg were thrown into the spotlight courtesy of offbeat remixes for two of Krewella’s two biggest album singles. Now, the track once reduced to a mere 30-second teaser emerges as Monstercat’s latest investment into the future of adrenaline fuelled club collateral. Their hostile take on the electro house sound runs riot through “Bassline Kickin,” matching scratchy DIY values with an otherwise refreshing take on a sound that has been bastardised beyond belief by cheap productions and boilerplate composition. Armed with a powerful understanding of the low-end frequencies and enough momentum to keep Monstercat interested, this could be a very interesting year indeed for electro’s new age king pins from the colder remits of European club land.