Bass music often thrives on a sense of mystery.
Whether that's spiritual (the vagaries of Rastafarianism) or the physical (the rise of the anonymous producer) there's go getting away from the fact that bass can both provide and withdraw identity.
Unknown is, well, unknown. Aside from a tie up with ever-vital imprint Champion Sound, the producer's identity remains as little more than a listing on several download sites.
Which, of course, allows the music to speak for itself. New cut 'Blame' has a dark, languid, aquatic atmosphere, with the infinite expanses of the echo chamber explored against a fractured sense of half-step.
Dublin-born newcomer Gemma Dunleavy supplies a gorgeous vocal, which Unknown pushes and pulls into different shapes. There's an intensity here, a pressure which seems to push and pull between vocals and instrumental.
The video for the track throws the music into outer space, with a curious sci-fi feel.
Watch it now.
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Unknown's new EP 'I Cry' is set to be released on August 2nd - stream it HERE.
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