1 Acid 8 / Producer – Bass Clef
2 The Fire Sower / Producer – Photonz
3 Lu-fuki / Producer – Cauto
4 Midnighters / Producer – Niño
The peninsula’s finest purveyors of everything bass-related are back in action as Iberian Records releases the third installment of the Tax Haven EP series, where all sorts of musical refugees find exile with unpredictable results. Taking a cue from its predecessors, Tax Haven 3 unites four different artists on wax and digital format – Bass Clef, Photonz, Cauto and Niño – who present four different brands of low-endheavy music for the dance floors, as well as that space between headphones.
While the London-based Bass Clef takes us on a ride with the slow-burning monolithic 4×4 of ‘Acid 8’ and then through the grey areas between UK funky and straight-up garage on ‘Love At Last Sight’, the Portuguese vintage ravers Photonz discover life in new planets through deconstructed drum&bass beats in ‘The Fire Sower’ and explore the alien properties of bouncy bass lines and syncopated beats in ‘Cacilheiro’. The Barcelona-native Cauto provides his groovy take on futuristic bass music on ‘Lu-fuki’ and ‘Fukurou’, where delayed vocals provide comfort and the funky vibes push us towards the dance floor. Speaking of funk, Niño delivers it in spades through his unique brand of epic neon synth-driven beats, channeling everything from hip-hop to dubstep and R&B on ‘Midnighters’ and ‘Carrera’.
Iberian Records’ latest treaty on international bass relations Tax Haven 3 is out on vinyl 17th of February 2014 and digital formats on the 3rd of March 2014 on all major online shops and specialty record stores near you.