Dubstep-oriented producer/DJ, who draws from dub reggae, jazz, blues, and experimental music
Collaborators and associated acts incl. Ahkur, Oxossi, Watchmaker, Indica, Headland, Akcept, E3, Saule, Cyclopian
Electronic music influences incl. Digital Mystikz, Shackleton, Kromestar, Burial, El-B, VIVEK, LAS, Mikael, Egoless, Epoch, Gantz, Karma
Other influences incl. Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wu-Tang Clan, Krzysztof Penderecki, Béla Bartók, The Beatles, Black Flag, Bad Brains, Fugazi
Lurching at the heels of Emperor T’s heavyweight delivery, also on ZamZam Sounds, LA’s Tetrad matches it step for step with the propulsive Awaken Dub up top, before going lower with the suspension-testing dubstep weight of Turn 1 on the other side.
Calling your track "Heart Of The Soundsystem" is a bold move... But it's a move that LA new-blood Tetrad executes with serious skill: the bassline pumping with thick dub blood, power surges through every cone with life as it worms between sub and higher octaves amid a dense array of Pablovian textures. "Well Maybe Dub" is a much deeper, denser construction with a slow-and-steady kick that's wrapped in ten-tog duffle subs. One for lift off, one for come down... Hearty on.
B-Side Presents: LAS, Mikael, Kursk, E3 & Tetrad – Integrated Frequencies
"Kicking off a night of stellar underground riddims will be B-Side resident and recent Zam Zam signee, Tetrad, who will be making his first B-Side debut!"