Phuture Collective released part three of their compilation Lust, Heartbreak & Recovery through Soundcloud and Bandcamp April 10. This is the eighth issue of Phuture Collective’s compilation series, each of which having three installments that revolve around their own theme. From the poppy sounds of Lust to the soul shaking rhythms featured on Heartbreak, each artist illustrates their own version of a topic that is familiar to many listeners.This familiarity may be why the collective has over 11 thousand followers on Soundcloud. Issue eight embodies the feeling of love and loss, and it’s third part Recovery leaves it’s listeners on a feeling of hope.
Lust’s tracklist is full of optimistic tracks that remind us of the emotions that emerge alongside new love. Ranging from breakbeat to trap, Lust is bursting with optimistic melodies. jamesbryce.’s the shift perfectly captures the chaotic and beautiful sensation of falling hard for someone.
“The song encapsulated how I would deal with this heartbreak, detach in my own world and make really weird sounds, ” Petersen said. “It sounds like an alien world when I listen to it now.”
Heartbreak brings with it the connotation of a loss of love, but Christopher Petersen, or Pacific Patterns, was feeling a different type of heartbreak while working on his addition to the issue. Petersen wrote D E T A C H E D during a period of unemployment after he and roughly 100 others were let go from Ecocab in Portland, OR.
Recovery contains several soulful tracks, which makes it the perfect soundtrack for unwinding. Atmospheric, lo-fi sounds are a feature of almost every song on part three of the compilation. The hip-hop vibe on Mo Vibez’s these days pass too fast is just one example of the vast range of musical styles released from the collective.
Phuture Collective brings bass artists into the spotlight by releasing compilations that feature underground artists, alongside names that bass connoisseurs are typically familiar with. Each release brings with it emotions many don’t expect from bass music.
“We are here to give you music you didn’t know you want to hear,” Phuture Collective wrote on their website. “We’re here for you to get heard. We’re here to bring you hope.”
What is your favorite Phuture Collective compilation? What is your favorite song on their eighth issue? Are there additional artists that would fit well with Phuture Collective’s ascetic? Leave your opinion in the comments below!