Oct. 21, 2012
Hawaiian producer Russell “Russoul” Trent’s debut LP “Beach Cred” is a journey into the depths of low frequency club music. Resident DJ to one of the world’s top clubs, Asylum’s very own “Russoul” delivers a quality LP. “Beach Cred” combines deep house ambience with bass heavy elements, producing a powerful recipe for dance floor action. Setting the tone for the LP, the earth-shattering “ROH Sec. 41-31.1 Prohibited Noise over 30 ft” is Russoul’s anthem against noise prohibition laws, of which he was unjustly a victim of. The rowdy track promises to wake up neighbors, break ordinances and shake booty’s all the way the most demanding dance floors. Following, “Blue Moon” is a thoughtfully crafted tune with innovative beat patterns and touching melodies. “Chillaxing”
pumps raw deep bass while guarding a kind, reflective atmosphere; it is the perfect early morning track. The Oahu native then reacts with powerful undulating low frequency signals into the mix with “Elevating”
. The track’s synthesizer chords accompany the deep beat and evolve into a serious jam. At a similar intensity and deep bass energy arrives “Kabuki”, with alluring chord slides and catchy synthesizer pads. The song’s lead melody is timelessly classic, full of groove and honesty. Towards the end, the track notably releases unforgiving deep bass straight to the floor. Named after one of Hawaii’s most beautiful beaches, “Lanikai” is yet another face melter. The LP’s final track mixes jacking bassline with lengthy synth chords. The track then evolves into an increasingly intense track, until it breaks down shortly, and then returns with all its intensity. The LP ranges from 119 to 123 BPM. Overall, “Beach Cred” is a dance floor bass pumper, full with thumping energy and intelligent elements combined. Russell “Russoul” Trent’s “Beach Cred” is a serious reminder that low frequencies should not be underestimated. To be released October 31st, 2012 on Waska Records. Available on Beatport, iTunes and Juno.