Premiere: Chime reinvents dubstep’s sonic wheel on ‘Coins!’
Chime harnesses the sonic nostalgia of a Nintendo video game soundtrack in “Coins!” the latest single from the Circus Records signee. The animated tune sources its vibrancy from glitchy electronic elements that encompass the snappy sounds of a video game, ranging from gratifying ‘cha-ching’ noises to shrill zings, and virtually every other sound effect in between. Although distinctly dubstep leaning in its construction, “Coins!” isn’t a predictably bass grounded number. The track re-envisions modern dubstep arrangement through a peppy, whimsical lens, descriptors that listeners wouldn’t necessarily associate with a dubstep oriented production. Unexpectedly fresh, and daringly idiosyncratic in nature, Chime’s brand of dubstep on “Coins!” is a welcome anomaly in the context of familiar dubstep sound.
“Coins! is a track I’ve been meaning to make for almost three years now since I originally thought up the idea,” Chime said of the single. “I combined influence from a ton of different video games to create the tune, mostly within the Gameboy Advance era that I have some of the most nostalgia for. I hope for the listener it conjures up an image of pixelated explosions, manic arcade fun, and the joy of collecting stuff in games.” Listeners can catch Chime on tour as he works his way through a slew of remaining fall 2018 tour dates, which will take the producer through a number of major cities, including San Francisco, Detroit, and more.
Fri 12 Oct 2018 – The Works, Detroit, MI, US
Sat 13 Oct 2018 – Elevation @ the Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI, US Thu 18 Oct 2018 – DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA, US
Sat 20 Oct 2018 – Envy Nightclub, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Thu 25 Oct 2018 – Bar Fly @ Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, US Fri 26 Oct 2018 – The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO, US
Sat 27 Oct 2018 – The Black Box, Denver, CO, US
Sat 03 Nov 2018 – Big Adventure 2018, Costa Mesa, CA, US