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Since releasing his debut EP on Symbols Recordings, Druid Cloak has put out two other EPs, Athene’s Hollow and Bastion of the Sterling Thrones, while staying busy with touring and strong remixes/mixtapes. He now introduces his forthcoming offering, Return To The Grove, that accentuates his signature genre-defying sound.
Druid Cloak manages to infuse a human element into these intricate productions that range from smooth, sub-bass house to percussive downtempo. In addition to his tracks, the dirtybird-affiliated Kill Frenzy rounds out the release with a ghettofied remix of “Hearthstone.” Have a listen to Druid Cloak‘s Return To The Grove EP below and if you’re in town, come out to the Lyric Theatre tomorrow night, October 4th, for his Los Angeles debut performance (I’ll be there ).
Release Date: October 8, 2013
The emerging bass music producer, Druid Cloak, and I are proud to present you with the 117th edition of The Dirt. Together we bring a varied offering of current favorites ranging from experimental to deep house, and everything in between. Enjoy our selections and be sure to grab my free downloads zipped up for your convenience.
Big thank you to Druid Cloak for providing his picks with commentary!
We got quite the assortment of tunes to carry you into the weekend right here. Courtesy of Yung TOKS and myself, Burn Unit, here’s a ten track grab bag that has a little bit of everything for just about any situation you might find yourself in this weekend as we leave January behind and continue to barrel head first into 2013. Some disco, deep house, booty bass, some off-kilter hip-hop infused dubstep, The Dirt #104 is your one-stop shop for your weekend soundtrack!
If you didn’t catch our interview with Druid Cloak, this is your chance to get to know the mystery man a little bit better in this week’s guest mix. As a new and rising act in the underground bass music scene, he has been making strides in distinguishing himself with well-crafted productions that are both moving and hypnotic. This mix exemplifies his patented nature-influenced sound that proves to be eclectic, imaginative, and forward-thinking.
Druid Cloak‘s second EP, Athene’s Hollow, is set to be released next year via Infinite Machine. Also, he’s given us the heads up on his own label, Apothecary Compositions, which will be launching next year. Keep Druid Cloak on your radar and enjoy this week’s guest mix which features unreleased tracks interspersed between other excellent tunes.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As you sit back and relax with good food, family and friends check out this newest installment of The Dirt by Tre and yours truly. This week we have a groovy mix that features a lil bit of everything. From House, to dub, Acid House and some dark electro, this line up is perfect for an afternoon of recovery and rallying before all the Turkey parties start!
Who is Druid Cloak?
We have another case of a rising anonymous producer that is very much as talented as he is mysterious. Druid Cloak embodies a refined unconventional style that incorporates his own brand of smooth bass, detailed percussion, atmospheric sounds, tasteful sampling, and strong, though sometimes subtle, melodies. All of these elements come together to form his distinctive vibe that aligns perfectly with Kastle‘s Symbols Recordings, the imprint that released Druid‘s debut EP, The Grove. I recommend you keep an eye on Druid Cloak as he is currently one of my favorite producers around, and he continues to maintain this standing with every release.
Read on about Druid’s musical background, influences, bucket list to-do’s, what’s next in his career, and of course, what he likes to drink!
YEEEW! Dirt time & all I gotta say is I am very DTF with all of the songs so generously being put into the mix this week. Very much a theme again here, slowed UK vibes and really strongly percussion-based tracks in my picks, and a bit of everything from Jonah; ubiquitously groovy of course. Tons of free jams for everyone to enjoy, and we’re really stoked on all of the producers below & highly recommend checking more of their stuff out! Download all 11 tracks after the jump… Continue Reading