If there is one outlet that has seen the globe-trotting bass house pioneer JOYRYDE work his way into the spotlight and never look back, it’s right here at TSS.
Sharing his tunes dating back to his time as Lets Be Friends, he would later layout a blueprint of a vision of his new project that would completely change the landscape of the electronic dance scene with a high-octane barrage of bass unlike anything we had ever seen before slowly bringing his audio-visual experience to life with today being a culmination of all his hard work coming in the form of JOYRYDE’s debut album, BRAVE.
After months of anticipation, the timing was right and in a time where the world needs a positive distraction the dance music community now has a cohesive 18-track body of work that is simply flawless from top to bottom. Seriously, production nerds are going to be drooling over how articulate each track is.
The creative process behind BRAVE was certainly the farthest thing from traditional considering it almost never saw the light of day, but bouncing back from a life-threatening lower disk surgery just added more fuel to the flame making this body of work a true game-changer fusing the genres grime, hip-hop, trap and bass house into one unrelenting package.
“In the middle of writing an EP, a disk in my lower back collapsed. After a successful surgery, I didn’t feel like myself at all. I had to take a lot of opioid pills and nerve damage meds to cope with the pain for 5 months and it threw me into a spiral filled with hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, and more. I wasn?t in the state of mind to finish the EP anymore. I knew right then it would be a LONG time until I could release music again,” JOYRYDE explains.
“To try and snap out of it, I went back to the studio and just started writing. I don?t even remember making some of these ideas, to be honest. After a certain point, I tried to get off the meds which was super hard. After battling the shakes, withdrawals, insomnia, and overall pain, I finished one track, then a week later two more. Needless to say, the past 4 years have been a complete struggle. That’s life, you handle what you?re given. The experience gave me a new outlook on music and what I wanna do with the rest of my time alive. My role in life is to create for others. I’ve made peace with that notion. So here is BRAVE.”
Now, this is the type of album enjoyed from start to finish so sit back, crank those speakers up and see why JOYRYDE is considered one of the most revolutionary talents in the world of electronic music. The English bass mastermind has changed the game with this one!
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