RAKA – BLR EP [Free Download]


The bass music movement in India continues to gain momentum! And while it continues to reach masses around the country and globally, courtesy the likes of Nucleya, Su Real and Oceantied to name a few, Bengaluru-based producer RAKA has been making some serious noise within the country’s bass loving community. Having contributed to famed LA-based beat collective Team Supreme’s weekly cyphers multiple times in the past, he has risen up the ranks in recent years with his bold, street inspired take on the genre. And now to solidify his position as one of India’s finest in the game, he has served up his brand new 3-track BLR EP.

Kicking off the proceedings with the previously released ‘Hear Me‘, the first single off his debut EP holds no prisoners as the track’s ruthless demeanour turns out to be its most defining characteristic. Led by a growling sub-bass and a ridiculously invasive percussion work which knows no bounds, the dance floor killer sees the enigmatic producer’s sampling game at its finest. All all-out assault on your aural senses, he truly lets himself loose on the second track ‘Bad and Bushi‘.

Boasting of a crazy low-end, the 3 minute 28 second sonic journey is ought to bring out the nastiest of bass faces. While raw, thumping synths play a solid supporting role, a supremely textured percussion effort and eclectic trap horns work in tandem to make up for a murky original. Oh, and watch out for those vocal samples from Migos’ chart topping hit ‘Bad and Boujee‘.

For the final track ‘Temples‘, RAKA teams up with fellow Indian producer Malfnktion for a smooth, yet experimental collaboration which certainly enables us to see the rising act in a different light. A percussion-filled work of beauty which focuses on creating a downtempo hip-hop soundscape, the track keeps on surprising listeners till the last second. With a brief yet effective vocal performance from Aditya himself, this is definitely a unique gem which you can’t miss out on.

An impressive debut EP from RAKA which has already made us impatient for his future works, listen to the BLR EP below.