Chicago basshead Stratus is back to HOLLER. His new track has a very cynical edge to it, with low end bass reverberating or growling throughout. HOLLER follows up on another original, named SHIVER, that balances its heavy bass with light synth breaks, and also his EP EVERYTHING GOES BLACK. HOLLER may even sound like an extenstion to the EP. With its dark quality and heavy basslines to motivate anyone to throw body around, Stratus adds a synth break in between wild drops that sounds as cinematic as a NERO track for a nice balance.
This lowkey legend has been hangin’ around Chicago’s electronic music community for quite some time, producing music for over a decade! Having been more experimental and ambient at the start, the sounds and heaviness of drum & bass and dubstep ultimately took over. Having a playlist of about one hundred songs over many genres, if not more, the quality and intent in his music is undeniable. Stratus done it all from house music, trap, drum and bass, moombahton and more, he can rock whatever he puts his mind to. He continues to add to that with a the release of an EP and single to follow!
Coming to bass music, he got it mastered to a point where he gets the stamp of approval from OG’s like Doctor P, ’nuff said. His latest releases are no exceptions to the rule, packed full of bass and climactic synths, Stratus balances the highs and lows, not overdoing anything in between. His most recent track SHIVERS, a free download, takes you on a ride with ambient and melodic buildups that give way to some heavy chops. This track follows his EP EVERYTHING GOES BLACK, and if you cannot tell from the title, there is significantly less ambiance, and more in your face, heavy energy. You get straight gritty dubstep, AMUSIA gets dirty on a dance beat, and it is all topped off with ONLY NOW; some familiar lyrics giving way to a melodic bassline. Stratus hits the nail on the head with these new releases.