Mr. Bill & Goosebumpz – Swivel


I don’t exactly know why, but Swivel makes me think of an old break-beat inspired private detective tv series. Something like; ‘Where in the Rave Cave is Carmen Saniego’ or ‘The Adventures of Dick Tracy and the 3hour dance battle’. I’m going to put it down to the quirky loops and mysterious looming synth.

Swivel is the final part to a 14 act collaboration release from Mr. Bill featuring Goosebumpz, who is a fellow Australian and dirty bass enthusiast. It bends through peaks of valleys of mellowed tripped beats, twisted jungle filth and floor quaking glitch. For a song that spans over 7minutes, it is refreshingly engaging and less repetitive than most other glitch tracks, especially considering it has very limited vocals. the genius lies in its rolling crescendo, much like in Jean Nipon’s – Dolphins, Swivel is constantly incorporating new dynamic toys to play with every few bars.

If you are a fan of glitch and bass then you will find The Collaborative Endeavors – A Glitch Opera, pretty interesting. Some other acts include: Fine Cut Bodies, Stickybuds and Gruff. Most tracks are available for free download from Mr. Bill’s website including Swivel, you can also stream A Glitch Opera here.

Further more, if you are anywhere near Canada and wish to check him out he will be playing:

Friday 28 June, 2013
Arcade, Kelowna, Canada
Sunday 30 June, 2013
Fozzy Fest, aka Hwy 40, aka Hwy 940, Kananaskis, Canada
Friday 05 July, 2013
Mr. Bill, Ozzy’s Bar, Winnipeg, Canada
Sunday 07 July, 2013
TBA, Republik Nightclub, Calgary, Canada
Thursday 11 July, 2013
STICKYBUDS + Mr. Bill @ Fortune, Fortune Sound , Vancouver, Canada
Saturday 13 July, 2013
TURN ON, TUNE IN, TRIP OUT!, Our House, Toronto, Canada
Sunday 14 July, 2013
SAMSARA Festival 2013, TBA, La Macaza, Canada
Friday 19 July, 2013
TBA, Hush, Victoria, Canada
Saturday 20 July, 2013
TBA, ISBE Domain, Edmonton, Canada

Words By – Connor Mackay

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