Gabrielle Watson, recognized finest behind the decks as A Hundred Drums, has been cultivating a definite sound throughout a large spectrum of bass music. A Hundred Drums is again with one thing utterly totally different from the standard sound that she has been making since 2014, which is finest showcased on her single “Deep Space,” launched October 12 on Zeds Dead’s famend label, Deadbeats.
The monitor boasts ominous sounds, deep bass, tinkering synths and extra. Certainly, the monitor exemplifies her experimental, deep and emotional sound with the tune being a high-energy and heavy bass competition banger. As well as, Watson introduced her tour in assist of Subtronics and Mersiv, and her headlining present, to happen this fall and winter. After a few years of crafting her sonic signature, she has emerged onto the primary stage to deliver the sounds of the underground to the plenty.
“‘Deep Area’ was mainly extra of a problem for me to discover engaged on heavier bass music. I’d say plenty of my bass music that I’ve made previously has been slightly bit extra mellow [and] extra moody, whereas ‘Deep Area’ is certainly so much heavier as compared. The sister monitor is named ‘Scream,’” Watson says. “The purpose of these two collectively is like being in a deep house, attending to that house after which screaming. So [it’s] just about a great reminder to be current with the heavier feelings and the emotions, after which additionally having some kind of outlet that can assist you course of your emotions. I usually really feel like screaming is an effective one. If I am tremendous annoyed, I am going to take my pillow and simply form of scream into it, or I like screaming once I’m like in New York and ready for the practice to return.”
Along with her personal first nationwide headlining run, after her “Deep Area” launch, the artist additionally launched her Enough is Enough EP on Deadbeats in June 2021. She was politically potent within the physique of labor because it outlines the struggles of being Black in America that’s set towards the backdrop of police violence, systemic racism and the protest motion following the demise of George Floyd.
Watson says the EP was written in the course of the pandemic as a response to the Black Lives Matter motion and when she was a sufferer of a racially infused assault in 2016 when a person tried to kill her. She defended herself and went to jail for safeguarding herself. “[I] needed to defend and combat for my life to not be handled like such a felony,” she says. “The mixture of that and all of the issues taking place world wide actually impressed [me].”
The artist realized tips on how to deejay in 2014, later launching her A Hundred Drums challenge in 2015. It wasn’t till 2018 that she started producing her personal music when he realized that excelling within the enterprise would require her to make her personal music. “On high of that, taking part in plenty of reveals, I at all times had these concepts for tracks that I want I had,” Watson provides. “Now I am making music that I’ve by no means even heard earlier than and by no means even considered earlier than.”
Watson can be the co-founder of 10 years for B-Aspect LA, which is a promotion firm primarily based in Los Angeles. It’s liable for bringing among the most unusual dubstep and bass skills to the West Coast over the previous decade.
“We actually wished to see sure acts come out that the mainstream and Insomniac weren’t reserving on the time. This was additionally properly earlier than Insomniac’s Bassrush began reserving extra of those acts,” she says. “We selfishly wished to see UK dubstep pioneers…we actually wished to see all these acts come via and it was a really area of interest sound and really unpopular.”
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