Real Age EP

by Dark Arps

Kingdom 08:24
Real Age 07:11
Choices 08:14
In Flux 08:00


We kick off with ‘Kingdom’, a thumping, downtempo amalgamation of techno and hip-hop, with plenty of heart and soul. An arpeggiated melodic theme runs throughout as pounding beats and grime-heavy basslines provide support on this deep, introspective journey. Feel those summertime vibes as ‘Real Age’ teleports you back to youthful days on the playground. It’s a funky, light-hearted romp through house and techno with cheeky, surreal vocal samples and warm and squelchy LFO bass lines, heavy on the triplets. Guaranteed, smiling faces all round when this track is played. Next up is ‘Choices’, a stomping, bass-heavy progressive house and techno banger that gives the dance floor something to rave about. Chunky progressive bass lines alternate between a verse and chorus motif, punctuated with bubbling, underwater blips and bells. And last but not least is the melodic progressive breaks and techno track, ‘In Flux’. Lush, evolving pads are supported by infectious techno-breaks drums, with the bassline playing call-and-response between punchy subs and growling overtones. The energy is constant, brooding and understated.


released March 15, 2013


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Dark Arps Vancouver, British Columbia

Dynamic, emotively powerful, deep and progressive, Dark Arps builds contrasting vibes of tension and optimism with crescendos of visceral energy in his music. A blend of percussive broken beat and techno underpins dark, razor-sharp melodies with progressive hooks and basslines. He delivers a sound that is simultaneously ominous and uplifting, reflecting the disturbing turbulence of our time. ... more

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