Will Weeks and Jim Bastow, a.k.a. UK’s finest rapid beat, bass heavy production duo, KOAN Sound, took to Facebook this week past to announce their forthcoming EP, Forgotten Myths. The EP, which is expected to be released May 4th, is the duo’s first release since their 2013 collaborative EP with Asa, entitled Sanctuary.
Accompanying the big announcement was an even bigger EP preview on KOAN Sound’s Soundcloud; a 6 minute mini-mix showcasing an unknown number of tracks taken from Forgotten Myths. Pulling inspiration from a plethora of their collective influences which vary from jazz drums and heavy baselines to fast beats and 70’s funk, KOAN Sound’s new EP preview demonstrates the far reaching span of the duo’s production talent and creativity. Renowned for switching up tempos and styles that align with their signature sound, the genre-defying duo continuously cranks out pristine and smart productions with impossibly clean baselines, intricate percussion and subtle, yet interesting layers. While the lengthy preview is enough to hold us over for now, we can’t wait to get the full taste of KOAN Sound’s Forgotten Myths.
Check out the preview for KOAN Sound’s forthcoming Forgotten Myths EP below as well as scheduled dates for the duos upcoming shows. Tickets for their tour are available here.
NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES:
05/21 – Stereo Live, Houston TX
05/22 – Granada Theater, Lawrence KS
05/23 – Lightning In A Bottle, CA
05/27 – Whiskey Bar, Portland OR
05/28 – Elevate, Salt Lake City UT
05/29 – Beta, Denver CO
05/30 – Kingdom, Austin TX
06/18 – Soundgarden Hall, Philadelphia PA
06/19 – Concourse, Knoxville TN
06/20 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA
06/25 – Tail Creek Festival, Alix AB (CAN)
06/26 – Electric Forest Festival, MI
06/27 – Paradiso Festival, WA