by Micha Hilliard in New Music on Thursday 12 September 2013

I was listening to one of the excellent mix tapes that MS MR puts out periodically (see below) when I first heard UK producer Theo Bass’s music. The track was Mr. Stellakis and I instantly fell in love. Bass layers a fast and clattering drum beat on top of the soothing melody of a piano and the fleeting pickings of an acoustic guitar.

The overall effect is irresistible. His tracks encompass many moods, from pithy and playful to dreamy and brooding. But what they all have in common is a singular drive.