The line between our physical and digital world has been blurred more than ever these past 12 months; a maelstrom of live streams, virtual meetings and frenetic blockchain activity. We are living out our dystopian futures in the present, a fitting context for the debut compilation EP from Spirit Bomb, the world’s first entirely virtual artist record label.
As its digital tendrils extend deeper into our physical realm, the Spirit Bomb universe has enveloped some of contemporary music’s top producers, enabling them to wander the uncanny valley hand in hand with their virtual collaborators on Spirit Bomb 001.
Spirit Bomb 001 sees Spirit Bomb entity DET join world-renowned producer Sweater Beats for the EP’s first single Future Eyes out now. The EP also sees the sonic debut from newly minted Spirit Bomb character LV4, as they team up with underground beat legend Mr. Carmack, as well as new music from revolutionary leader iZZi and future house maverick Salva.
Spirit Bomb 001 explores a dynamic range of electronica that serves up a soundtrack to future times. iZZi and Salva’s emotive broken beat low end on Hurt U, Mr. Carmack and LV4 deliver a distorted bass heavy interlude on Run It, which stands in contrast to the guitar riffs and soaring vocals of Future Eyes dystopian pop. DET’s and Huxley Anne’s skittering dubstep rounds out the comp with ‘We Heavy’.