To adamant fans of today’s polished and ostentatious brand of electro, the sounds of the genre from years past might feel a little slow. Take those fans and have them listen to Fake Blood, however, and any sentiment like that will quickly evaporate in a sea of buzzing analog bass. Best known for his nu-rave banger Mars (video below), UK-based Theo Keating has been strangely quiet as of late. That’s all about to change though, ’cause we’ve got a brand new EP from the man. Deep Red just dropped last Monday, and anyone who counts themselves as a Fake Blood fan is in for a long-awaited treat.
The title track shows you that Fake Blood has still got some of the dirtiest basslines around the electro arena. As you journey deeper into the EP with second track Voices, you’ll be (re)familiarized with that signature dark funk that made his productions all the rage from Mars. But Medieval is where Fake Blood starts to deviate from what we’ve come to expect. Starting off with a ambient, progressive intro, the track soon makes its way into catchy banger territory, where the only way to describe the final sound of the track is simply funky bass music. This is one producer who prefers to walk by his own light rather than the blinding spectacles of today’s hot trends.