REAPER is one of the most exciting artists to burst onto the dance music scene in years. His sound can be described as chaotic, transcendent and evil. Furthermore, the modern sound design illustrates a dark, aggressive picture of what bass music can evolve into. REAPER is the voice of the future, the culmination of over two decades of bass. His music is a portal to the new era, the scene’s gateway to drum and bass.
Have you ever thought about how some artist found their sound and which songs are effecting their current sound the most. I got a really unique opportunity to chat with REAPER and ask what tracks have been influential for him.
I’m genuinely inspired by the groove and arrangement of this track. I love the movement of the song and I want to be able to make people feel a similar vibe in the melodies of my vocals and basslines.
The pacing of this song ALWAYS pushes the energy levels of whatever room I’m in.
This song has the crazy basses in the build that everyone wants to hear. It made me dive deeper into sound design.
The brass sound’s melody is so dreamy and otherworldly.
The drop on this track puts the pedal to the floor on all sections of the soundscape.
I think this track inspired me to be a little more fun (and less serious) with parts of my songs. The last section of the drops in “Sawtooth” is a great example of this.
Current Value taught me there are no rules. Hearing pieces of music like this frees me creatively.
How can a song be so bouncy and sound dirty at the same time? This track shows you how.
I feel like this song is an alt rock/dnb ballad. I love the heavy cinematic mood.
Popular is the perfect fusion of heavy bass and melody. The whole vibe of this song is really appealing to me and has inspired a lot of my new work.