Keeping true to form Moonbase has once again commanded some big talent for ‘BIG BAGS’ this time recruiting vocals from Que & Reese LaFlare – the infamous Atlanta rappers whom Moonbase has always been a big fan of. The vocal style brings a gravel like texture and southern swagger to the track, while adding a new dimension to the Sydney producer’s signature baselines and atmospheric approach.
Part two of the release sees Moonbase flex his international cred once again on ‘SPINS,’ as he features yet another collaboration – this time up to bat is celebrated Baltimore rapper, Ghostie. Moonbase become aware of Ghostie more recently and reached out via Instagram. The result SPINS, it is short, sweet and packs a big old punch.
The ‘BIG BAGS’ / ‘SPINS’ combo A-side is the first taste of Moonbase since he extended his repertoire to the world of Grime throughout 2019 with the EP’s EP’s Heathen & Avalanche. For this release Moonbase says “as a challenge to myself, I wrote Spins and Big Bags using a pretty restricted palette – drawing inspiration from producers such as Brodinski and Kenny Beats.” These new tracks find the producer once again changing lanes, whilst still supremely driving his own race – the only way Moonbase knows how.
Having overcome profound setbacks with his health in the last few years, Moonbase has officially been back in full force for a minute now and the muscles he is flexing on his new music are unlike anything he has shown to the world so far. Considering 2020 is a year that is going to be laced with so much uncertainty and stress, it is comforting to know an artist like Moonbase, who has legit been through more than most of us could imagine, can still be out here pumping the pedal and producing great art, helping the rest of us navigate our way through the darkness.
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