Bass house allure: longstoryshort’s latest, ‘Lost Summer’
In the past two years, the intersection of bass and house has culminated in a cross-genre formulation that has proved to be of increasing appeal to producers in the electronic domain and dance music enthusiasts alike. Established talents such as AC Slater and the Night Bass Records cast at large have propelled the bass house movement in part, and credit is also owed to longstoryshort, a native New Yorker who began his bass house hybridization in 2019, and has since put forth a wealth of productions that have exemplified his ear for standout, sonically dark-hued bass house hitters.
In bass house circles, it’s not uncommon to find submissions that show an overreliance on one of the two genres. True to his demonstrated ability to balance both, longstoryshort evenly engages house and bass elements on his latest addition to his sonic stockpile, “Lost Summer.” With Constance-supplied, vocal allure-seeped toplines and arresting breaks that confront both bass and house in an ear-catching fashion, “Lost Summer” ranks as a must-listen for followers of the crossover format.
The single, which arrives via NIGHT MODE Records, is longstoryshort’s fourth exemplification of his electronic ability this year, with recent examples including “Lost My Faith,” “Chapter 1 (Warfare),” and “Warfare.”