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Published on November 15th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor


Rising Bass Music Producer Orenda Releases Debut EP, Reverie

Trevor Phipps, also known as Orenda, is no stranger to the bass music community. Throughout his musical career, he has a large number of accomplishments under his belt. Related to shows, he has performed in support of An-Ten-Nae, Stylust, Ekali, EPROM, Shlump, Minnesota, Baauer, ill-esha, Sixis, and more before. For festivals, he has previously performed at Burning Man, One Love, Northern Nights, Firedrums, Free Flow, Conscious San Jose Festival, Wormhole, and Ecstatic Dance. Even in terms of music itself, he has previous releases on Street Ritual, Chillage Records, and Shadowtrix Music.

Coming off the success of two successful singles via the Gravitas Infusion series (Vol. 6 and Vol. 4), Orenda returns to Gravitas Recordings to make his full EP debut with Reverie. For his first time working on a musical project of this magnitude, Trevor wanted to contribute to the emerging world bass scene. Reverie is inspired by the marriage of ethereal musical elements with aggressive, powerful bass. Representing a battle between light and darkness, which combat overhead a fusion of world music influences, all seven tracks present the stark contrast on both sides.

Listeners are transported to a majestic land in the title track “Reverie,” hastily greeted by an enchantress who observes the battle as light and darkness collide into a powerful bass. Produced alongside Equanimous, tribal chants are consistently relayed in “Mystic Descent” to accompany the beautiful soundscape and chill oscillations that follow. Cackles precede deep dub in “Numinus” as darkness strategizes its plan of attack. On the other side, the light warriors prepare for the next battle within a dark cave, while mystical currents flow through the water to provide strength in “Marmoris.” Glitch and dub unify in “Fracture,” lamenting on the ruptured state of the land. “You Know” is the calm before the storm, as a vibey bass prepares each side for its last chance at triumph. Featuring DTO, “Gāyatrī” concludes Orenda’s debut EP as each side embarks on an ethnic expedition towards the battlegrounds.

You can download and stream Reverie here.

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