Futra 001: EEZIR – Lone Lifter EP with XI remix

By futra / April, 8, 2012 / 0 comments

Futra 001 is by Los Angeles bass producer EEZIR. Originally from Milwaukee, Eric Hanson cut his teeth in the legendary 90’s Midwest electronic music scene. Moving to Los Angeles in 1999, EEZIR has performed for Friendly Integration, SMOG, and Droid Behavior. His productions on the Lone Lifter EP greatly contrast in mood and style; you will find classic acid sounds, heavy bass lines, and dreamy and gritty melodies. XI is originally from Toronto and recently relocated to the music hotbed of Berlin. With releases on labels such as Orca, Lo Dubs, and Immerse; he is quickly gaining a reputation for crafting bass music that maintains a respect for the past, while hinting at the future of electronic music.

Supported by: Mary Ann Hobbs, Jimmy Edgar, Dave Q, Sam Supa, Drumcell, Audio Injection, Ghosts On Tape, Noah Pred, Kastle, XLR8R, Kuru, Pawn, Deco

“Lone Lifter”
The EP’s title track Lone Lifter has a positive vibe with an added dose of intensity and pace. The track is funky, catchy, and commanding, and has all the right elements in becoming a warehouse classic.

“Blacktop Lane”
The EP’s powerful acid track has a feeling of driving down a curvy, mountain road. The way you rise and fall, twist and turn, the unknown factor of what lies ahead. EEZIR, who grew up in the Midwest, brings you a flavor of those classic acid sounds.

“Shifted View”
The contrasting moods from mellow and ethereal to snarling and aggressive bring an intensity and IDM flavor to the EP. Just as your view can be shifted by an unexpected event in life, this track represents that moment that leads to a new view.

“Lone Lifter (XI remix)”
Funky, slowed down, and deep is where XI takes the original Lone Lifter title track. His rendition has funkier house and garage swinging beats with dreamy and playful tones.

RELEASE DATE // April 17, 2012 // AVAILABLE ON

Cover Art by Joyce Su @ joycesu.com
Mastered by Scott Levitin @ WEA Studios

EEZIR – Lone Lifter EP with XI remix (preview)