When you admire of the leaders of innovation and creativity in dance music, you notice that they are always trying to diversify, always trying to change. In the case of Skrillex‘s Nest HQ endeavor, the time for change has come. After launching Nest HQ almost a year ago, the focus of this project has become clear – promote the musical culture, regardless of genre. With that, Nest HQ will not only serve as a platform for even more artists with unique ideas, but a new label, Nest, will also be launched as a free-release label. Much like Mad Decent‘s Jeffree‘s imprint, Nest will no doubt be giving listeners a in depth look (and listen) into the up and coming artists poised to make an impact.
The first release on Nest comes from none other than AC Slater, a true OG in the bass music scene. Back To The Floor is a five track, club driven EP featuring deep, dark garage house blended with contemporary deep house vibes. The eerie nature of the EP offers us a glimpse of the new direction that AC Slater is heading in, and in a recent interview with Nest HQ, we receive an explanation –
Back to the Floor is just a statement of where my head is at musically. Taking the focus from the superstar DJ concert back to the clubs. The whole “put your hands up” and shit is cool but it’s kinda played out for me personally. I want to focus more on the music and how it makes the individual feel. Everyone having their own experience and vibing out in the club rather than watching someone tell them what to do. It doesn’t have to be on 10 all the time. It’s okay to zone out and get lost in the music… (Full Interview HERE)
We can’t help but get down to the gritty productions on this EP, especially the final track ‘Freaky‘. As the title suggests, it is quite spooky. But don’t just take our word for it, have a listen yourself!