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Catching up with Velos and his new release on Sonic Terror.

Velos is bringing some serious fire with his latest release on Sonic Terror.

”Human Music” and ‘’Otherworldly” is a 2 track digital release that pushes into new territory with its evolving Darkstep Sci-fi inspired aggression!

‘’Human Music’’

Takes you through a whirlwind of punchy snares, tight intricate rhythms and pulsing stabs that rumble your chest on every accent.

This is one made for those sets that are dark but also progressing into new territories. With hints of the skull snare sprinkled all around, this one’s sure to wake the neighbors!

Otherworldly’’

Otherworldly was the track that grabbed my attention when I first heard the release.

The distorted 808 bass stab that predominately drives the track pulls me back to the days when dark DNB ruled supreme.

You can throw this track into any heavy set and it’ll be sure to make anyone curious as to who’s behind the tremendous climactic rhythms.

I was thoroughly impressed with the tunes and reached out to Velos for a few words on the tracks.

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What was the inspiration for Human Music/Otherworldy?

“Both songs are heavily inspired by dark Science Fiction and I always draw from that experience.

One show I really love is Rick and Morty so I couldn’t help but sample it a little bit in Human Music. It could be seen as a non-human’s approximation of what we listen to as humans. I tried to inject a little of their humor in there but still, keep the aggressive mood. Self-parody as it were.

 With Otherworldly I still wanted to follow that theme and set a tone for a landscape completely alien to Us. I wanted to make the audio equivalent of a Gieger illustration. Twisted, Strange and a little unsettling yet it still has a groove.”

How would you describe the sound of this release?

“Mean, and Ugly with small moments of beauty spread throughout. It’s my short soundtrack to a film that only exists in your head.”

Where can we find out more about Velos and what you’re up to?

“You can always find me on facebook at www.facebook.com/velosdnb for news and SoundCloud at www.souncloud.com/velosdnb.

also, keep an eye on labels like SonicTerror and Abducted ltd. for more recent and future releases.”

What’s planned for the future?

“I’ll continue writing Drum and Bass. There are a number of solo and collaborative projects in the works right now.  It’s compulsion driving me at this point so I don’t see that ever stopping. Ideally, I’ll be organizing a small tour next year bringing a friend or two with me around the US.

Beyond that, I hope to continue building as an independent audio engineer providing mixing and mastering services for all kinds of artists around the world.”

Favorite tracks or producers at the moment?

“It’s difficult to nail down favorites so I will make a short list of producers I really like at the moment. There are MANY more of course but I can’t name them all.

Mean Teeth, End.User, NLIC, Black Sun EmpireCurrent ValueYellow FeverScarAvoiderBad SyntaxTobaxDaitekTheClampsvVelos ;p”

You can find the release on the Sonic Terror Bandcamp:

https://sonicterrorrecordings.bandcamp.com/