This past summer DJ Shadow launched his own imprint, Liquid Amber, with the release of his first originally recorded material since 2011, an EP of the same title. The imprint is also a platform for Shadow to release and support music from artists he follows and believes in, the first of which is from fellow California native, Bleep Bloop (Aaron Triggs), with his 3-track EP '10 Watt Lazers' set for release on December 9th.
DJ Shadow and Bleep Bloop first linked up at Camp Questionmark’s 2013 Emisions Festival when he heard DJ Shadow playing one of the tracks featured on his Tilt EP.
"Working with Shadow is like adventuring thru a surreal dreamscape you never wake up from. I was really shy about going up and introducing myself after I heard him playing my tune, but when I did he was the most down to earth dude I'd met in a long time," says Triggs. "We've been working together ever since and I couldn’t be happier. ‘10 Watt Lazers’ is a release I'm really proud, and to have Shadow's stamp of approval on it, let alone release it on his label, is just crazy cool."
Having grown up listening to Jazz & Blues and artists like Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Tom Waits, Bleep Bloop has combined these inspirations with his fascination of space to, in his words,"take people to the dancefloor in the sky." The release of which its name was inspired by the kind of lasers used at Burning Man’s Camp Q, is set to showcase the young artist’s impressive production skills, while establishing his own unique brand of electronic music.
"I discovered Aaron's music organically, sifting through a ton of stuff on Bandcamp, a couple of years ago. Really had no idea where he was from, whether he was German, Russian, or what. I played a track of his at a bass rave in the middle of nowhere, and was stunned when I heard someone say backstage, 'Hey, you just played my track!' We've made a few tracks together since then, and he's one of the reasons I decided to finally get a label going...he's the type of artist I would like to expose to a wider audience." DJ Shadow