Los Angeles based DJ/Producer Champagne Drip released his new single “Corners” featuring Pastel Mute last week, and it has “drip-hop” followers raving. Formerly known as groundbreaking drum and bass/dubstep artist SPL, his new project as Champagne Drip remained anonymous while he refined his sound from the ground up before revealing his identity in 2016, claiming the brains behind what we are now calling “drip-hop”.
“Corners” starts out with a beautiful interstellar ambience, which effortlessly transitions into the vocals of Pastel Mute. The lyrics flutter among graceful melodies, backed by the extremely intricate percussive influence that Champagne Drip is known for. The strong beat is a very simple, straight to the point driving force with the bass pulsing strongly on every quarter note. The simplicity of the beat itself backed by the unique background percussion makes for a very full sound, showing us how the fundamentals of music used in the right context can make for an amazingly unique tune.
Champagne Drip has seen great success since the start of this project and it only seems to be going up from here. With massive EP releases in 2015 and 2016, we can only hope that the drip-hop genius follows up this year by treating us to yet another stellar EP.
Check out “Corners” below: