Just weeks after dropping the dystopian bass bomb “Run,” featuring The Bloody Beetroots, Australian bass producer ShockOne returns with “Til Dawn,” the next single from his upcoming second studio album “A Dark Machine.”
The theme of the LP is apparent in the heavy-hitting, drum’n’bass-meets-electro sound of “Til Dawn,” which begins with a goosebump-inducing buildup complete with unnerving vocal samples that will leave you jumping at every bump in the night. ShockOne masterfully creates a musical depiction of a game of cat-and-mouse in which the listener feels destined to lose, tipping his hat to ’80s sci-fi films like “Blade Runner” and “Beyond the Black Rainbow.” The new single is out on Monstercat, which will also host the release of the full “A Dark Machine” album on August 1st.
“I couldn’t be happier to join the Monstercat roster. It’s a brand known for pushing boundaries and a label releasing some of the most forward-thinking releases for my genre of music. It really is the perfect home for A Dark Machine and excited to have them work this record to every corner of the world alongside my long term home label Warner Music.” – ShockOne
Since his debut in 2009 with “The ShockOne” EP, Karl Thomas has established himself as one of the most exciting bass artists in the scene. He followed up his massively successful debut with 2011’s “Crucify Me,” a drum & bass/dubstep anthem in which he also showed his versatility and talent as a vocalist; this single served as a preview for his first album “Universus.” ShockOne’s most significant break came in 2012 when he released the genre-bending, now-iconic work of art that is “Chaos Theory” featuring Corey Burton. “Chaos Theory” experienced astronomical success, peaking at #2 on Beatport, #1 on Trackitdown, and #1 on iTunes Dance in Australia. This led him through a whirlwind of touring, playing festivals such as Creamfields, the Big Day Out, and Stereosonic, and playing sold-out shows throughout Australia. After listening to “Run” and now “Til Dawn,” we have no doubt that “A Dark Machine” will introduce us to a ShockOne who is bigger, better, and stronger than ever before.