Djoser fell hard for ‘bass music,’ and now he’s in deep
Seeking solutions, Djoser finally started absorbing every kind of low-end music at varied Deep Sessions D.C. events on the now-defunct U Street Music Hall, falling for the dubstep of Mala, Kromestar and Goth-Trad whereas befriending soon-to-be collaborators, together with Panch of the native DJ collective L.E.N.G. Djoser says he started producing his personal tracks in 2010, and by the point he dropped his “Secret Greeting EP” on Martyn’s 3024 label in 2020, his music refused to fall into anyone fashion or custom. “‘Bass music’ is a broad term,” Djoser says, “and a lot of us like it that way.”
What in regards to the bass itself, although? What makes these deep frequencies really feel so good? Djoser calls it “a million-dollar question,” then takes a breath, both to gather his ideas or to summon his bodily reminiscences. “When you stand in front of the stacks of a sound system and you feel these sine waves going through your body, into your chest, and you can feel it on your nose … there’s a warmth,” he says. “The warmth of the sound surrounds you.”
So, in different phrases, bass is a closeness, a lowness, a deepness, a broadness, and it may also have its personal particular temperature, however even when it stays one thing Djoser can’t fairly clarify to himself, it’s nonetheless one thing he very a lot needs all of us to really feel.
May 28 at 9 p.m. at Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NW. echostage.com. Sold out.