Connect with us

Subscribe

Music

Sixfour Kicks Off New Release-Series For Skankandbass

skankandbass logo

Continuing the steady growth we’ve been lucky to enjoy throughout his budding career, Washington’s-own Sixfour is taking another step in the right direction. His two latest releases, Power Struggle and Summer Fires, are being released via Skankandbass, a London-based label focused on unearthing the freshest drum & bass talent they can find. The tunes are the debut releases in a new download series for Skankandbass, helping the best unsigned producers get heard by the masses.

The double-release features the first set of original tunes from Sixfour since he released the Blind Heart/Crush EP earlier this year. The first track, Power Struggle, is the perfect example of how far Sixfour has come in his still-young career. The Senior at Washington State University has coupled his growth as an artist with an impressive dedication to education. With all of that on his plate, the man also known as Derek Lombardo has managed to refine and evolve his darker, energetic style. Power Struggle is all of the old school Sixfour we’ve been enjoying for years, with a more clear, polished sound. The continued improvement is something we’ve become used to from Sixfour, and Power Struggle is the brightest signal of that growth yet.

The second song is entitled Summer Fires, and showcases Sixfour’s versatility. Never afraid to take on a new genre or give a song a new spin, Summer Fires is a testament to his range within Drum & Bass, and provides a great compliment to the harder-hitting Power Struggle. Overall, it’s safe to say that this is our favorite Sixfour release of the year, and we’ve heard that there’s much more on the way.

It’s been another great year for the Student-Artist, who’s due to graduate in December. He’s released some great drum & bass remixes of tunes from Above & Beyond, Flume, ODESZA, and more, while finding time to create several new originals as well. Making moves on the DJ-front, Sixfour featured at local shows throughout Eastern Washington this summer. An Eastside-regular, Sixfour made another appearance in the Emerald City this summer too, performing at The Bumbershoot Silent Disco. He’s a local-favorite we’ll always follow, and we’re glad to see those abroad appreciating him as much as we do.

Let us know what you think of Sixfour’s latest tunes and if you were at his set during the Silent Disco at Bumbershoot this summer! Comment below, on Facebook, or reply on Twitter!

Newsletter Signup

Get all the latest Pacific Northwest nightlife news, directly to your inbox.

Written By

Born and raised in the Northwest, professionalized in Pullman. Enjoying the ride that dance music provides in our lovely corner of the country.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Mat the Alien at Future Soul Mat the Alien at Future Soul

On Vancouver Island, The Rowdiest (and Likely Only) Monthly is “Future Soul”…and it’s DnB

Events

MC, D&B, drum & bass, jungle MC, D&B, drum & bass, jungle

The Drum & Bass MC: Convoking or Controversial?

Lifestyle

The Constantly Evolving Sound of Drum & Bass

Lifestyle

R0ME Mosaic R0ME Mosaic

Northwest-Favorite R0ME Drops New EP Full Of Drum & Bass

Music

Advertisement

Welcome to the new DMNW!

Excuse our dust while we finalize this exciting new user experience, currently in beta.

If you have questions or feedback, please email hello@dancemusicnw.com

Advertisement
Newsletter Signup

Get all the latest Pacific Northwest nightlife news, directly to your inbox.

Copyright © 2013-2019 Dance Music Northwest, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Connect
Newsletter Signup

Get all the latest Pacific Northwest nightlife news, directly to your inbox.