Earthly, spaced out, optic, and astral are some of the words that can be used to describe this ‘opposite of lucid’ upcoming release by PLACEHOLDER.

Release date unknown, the experimental EP mixes natural sounds with warm electronic synthwork and distorted instruments, creating a niche, in the form of a future ambient sound. Although an official release date has yet to be confirmed, the preview the dude uploaded shows we can expect a mature, yet edgy sound possibly influenced by nebulus and robots.

If space ships had sound systems in them, no doubt this pre-release would be stuck on repeat.




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Somewhat unknown beatmaker Placeholder, produces experimental electronic beats, influenced by future garage and deep house.

Placeholder’s productions typically comprise of pitch bent soulful vocal hooks over warm synth sounds and bass. The chopped and screwed vocals are arranged to sound melodic and compliment the beat.

The dude has yet to release a full album, having only released 2 tracks on soundcloud, and an EP in 2012 “Brothers”, as well as a track featuring on the “West In Dust” (2012) compilation.

The Brothers EP is an experimental deep house and future garage release, which illustrates the off pitch vocals and wonky synths over smooth beats. Lastly, the current tracks on the dude’s soundcloud are of an ambient nature suggesting an expected shift in style of production in his upcoming releases.

Cop Brothers EP here: http://www.beatport.com/release/brothers-ep/900136

Some dope Placeholder tracks to peep: