Andrew Bayer – Perth / Mirth Mobile
Having excelled in his more experimental side with the iTunes #1 electronic album If It Were You, We’d Never Leave, the increasingly prolific Andrew Bayer continues his return to big room sounds with the forward-thinking banger “Perth,” and the twistedly dark “Mirth Mobile.” Both are now available worldwide from Anjunabeats.
Inspired by his times on Above & Beyond’s Australian tour earlier this year, “Perth” coils up an oscillating and menacing tech bassline before releasing into a nostalgic breakdown that nods to Bayer’s love of classic trance. Evolving into a modern big room anthem, “Perth” is a true journey and blends typically cutting-edge production with some vintage sounds.
A darker excursion full of growing funk that counters with a beautiful, deeply musical piano breakdown, “Mirth Mobile” hits like a bastard son of Skrillex and Above & Beyond (two musical forces who were unexpectedly united at The Greek Theatre recently). A genuinely unique track, it completes another impressive release from the US producer, serving a reminder of his uniquely emotional and accomplished approach to EDM.
The releases have been receiving support from Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buuren, Alesso, W&W, Mat Zo, An21, Porter Robinson, Marco V, Seven Lions, Arty, Thomas Gold, Matisse & Sadko, The Aston Shuffle, Marcus Schulz and Gareth Emery.