by: Asher Norris
Aug 24, 2018
It can be hard to believe the hype around 1788-L began just six months ago with a SoundCloud upload, “R E P L I C A. ” The mysterious producer doubled that buzz with a flip of Virtual Self’s “Particle Arts,” and never looked back. Original singles like “P U L S A R / B E A M” joined remixes and edits of dance legends like Skrillex and Daft Punk. This summer, 1788-L’s vision for a cohesive body of original work came into focus. Along with a high-profile collaboration on REZZ‘s second LP, A Certain Kind of Magic, the mysterious artist began sharing out pieces of his EP. Now, the 1788-L vision is clearer than ever on his debut EP S E N T I E N C E, arriving on Zeds Dead‘s Deadbeats imprint.
Across four scintillating tracks, 1788-L stakes his claim as one of the most exciting new artists in the red hot mid-tempo bass music scene. But to limit the impact of S E N T I E N C E to that sub-genre would be ignoring the producer’s influences sprinkled deftly throughout, including major Justice flavor on “N U / V E R / K A,” and the drum & bass blast to close the release, “A S T R A Y / R.” The EP showcases a project fully entrenched in a signature sound, with the chops to successfully experiment as 1788-L completes his all out assault on 2018.