Bass producer Alex Presley, better known as Vaski, recently announced the completion of his debut full-length album entitled Night Sessions. Ahead of the release, which is slated for an unknown date early this year, the Minneapolis-born artist has shared two new singles: "Percolator" dropped last week with the album announcement, followed by "Molecules" which was shared Monday morning.
Although Night Sessions marks Presley's debut LP, it follows half a decade's worth of solid releases via Smog, Hot Damn and Rottun among other beloved dubstep-leaning imprints. The producer quickly became a staple of the post-2012 bass scene and subsequently garnered a massive following after landing a spot on Excision's The Execution Tour in 2013.
In recent years, Presley has demonstrated his production prowess beyond the harder-hitting end of dubstep with his dreamy Weightless EP. One of his more recent works was the somewhat more radio-friendly collaboration with KSHMR, "Lazer Love," which dropped a few months ago via Spinnin' Records. Over the summer he dropped a funky, hip-hop infused mix for Thump that goes as hard as it gets weird as it meanders throughout myriad genres.
As Raver Rafting reports, Vaski's forthcoming 10-track album has been years in the making. After carving-out his own unique sound ever since his debut, the LP promises to reflect the full range of the producer's aural palette.
Lead singles "Percolator" and "Molecules" serve as great introductions to Vaski's sound in general. "Percolator," as the title suggests, is a bubbly trap-styled festival dubstep track that hits harder than a hyper-caffeinated cup of coffee. Listen to "Percolator" below.
Meanwhile, "Molecules" comes in at the other end of the producer's sonic spectrum. Featuring hypnotic, alien-esque vocals by fellow Minnesotan Zippy Laske, the track is warmer and fuzzier than your favorite sweater. Listen to "Molecules" below.
About the new LP, Presley told NEST HQ: "I've made a lot of different styles of music. In the past, I only made party music because it was easier. I grew to appreciate melody and I worked hard at perfecting that in my own way. I've found my sound and I am finally bringing everything together." He adds that "This album IS Vaski. After 5 years of messing around, I know my sound, and I know the story I'm here to tell."