What a time to be alive when it comes to experimental bass music. Artists like Eprom and Bleep Bloop are packing out stadiums alongside the team behind Insomniac’s Bassrush Massive, and G Jones is becoming one of the hottest acts in dance music right now as the world awaits the release of his debut album this fall. Yet another iconic musician in that same space in South African DJ and producer Chee.
He broke onto the scene with the release of his Schrödinger EP on the Dutch label Underslung, and has received incessant support from none other than Noisia with previous releases on their Division Recordings imprint like his last album Eddy Morphine. Now living in Philadelphia, Chee has spent his days with his head in the lab, hard at work, and returns with his latest release, the four-track Aggressive Generosity EP, out now on Bassrush Records.
Aggressive Generosity is a standout release in terms of technical production, and full of unique sound design that breaks the standard formula found in modern bass music. His sound finds middle ground, somewhere between downtempo, glitch, and pure, unfiltered noise. There’s a lot of beauty in details, in particular those rich delay and reverb tails. All in all, it’s one of the more forward-thinking releases to hit the current bass scene.
Listen to Chee’s Aggressive Generosity EP below, which is available now on all major streaming platforms.