At the turn of the millennium, DJ Rush asked one important question of club culture: “Do you like bass?” If, like many, you answered with an incendiary, “Hell motherfuckin’ yeah!”, then the fresh collaboration between EPROM and Barclay Crenshaw needs to be decimating your sound system now.
Crenshaw, the real name of Dirtybird co-conspirator Claude VonStroke, has a long history of studying low end theories. Before the Venice transplant was rinsing his booty-bass sound the world over, Claude VonStoke was working drum ‘n’ bass across the Detroit underground. Having each called San Francisco home at one time in their careers, Crenshaw has been a regular supporter of EPROM’s bass exploits, finding the time to shout the producer out on Twitter and sharing the files of 2014’s “Plasma Jelly” for an official EPROM remix. Just as Crenshaw takes a liberal approach to his reworks, EPROM’s take on the track is nearly unrecognizable from the original effort. Although Crenshaw has performed alongside some of the biggest names in dance music, it’s EPROM whom he has tagged as “one of the best producers in the world.”
According to Crenshaw, new beast “Crawled Eagle” is the result of three days hidden away in his Venice studio during which he and EPROM sampled and then resampled their choice analog sounds. Though both voices are present, it’s certainly EPROM who takes the lead on this track. His elongated bass wake splices together with the quirky samples Crewnshaw often replicates in his own tracks — repetitive vocal snippets, wandering bird calls, and psychedelic reverb. Without a doubt, this is the nastiest production to ever take flight from the Crenshaw studio.
“Crawled Eagle”, along with the “Moon Juice” B-side, will be available October 30th via STX and BRX. Listen below and pre-order here.