About The Release
NumberNin6 is back for another single on Deceast with two tracks of melodic dubstep that bristle with emotion. “The River” is the more dancefloor friendly of the two songs with its heavy percussion elements and trance-influenced synth harmonies. A short intro leads right into the main song structure with plenty of arrangement to keep things interesting. The heavy low-end guarantees this one will go over well on any sound system worth its weight.
On the flip, “Can You Swim” drops the tempo below the usual 140 mark and ventures into more unconventional territory. The beat structure follows the halftime trademark of dubstep but the mood and instrumentation of the song are more reminiscent of styles outside the bass music realm. This song is best appreciated at home or in headphones, but this would also work well in the opening sets of DJs playing in smaller venues.
This marks the second release by NumberNin6 (DEC006 was the first) on Deceast and we hope to share more of his music with you soon.
NumberNin6 has been one of America’s best-known dubstep exports since he first gained attention with his dangerously heavy, dancefloor-oriented releases on labels like Z Audio and Migration. In 2010, NumberNin6 signed to Dieselboy’s SubHuman imprint alongside equally prevalent North American dubstep artists such as Datsik, Bare and Mark Instinct as part of the first SubHuman roster. After firmly establishing himself within the sound American dubstep is best known for, NumberNin6 is now expanding his horizons into a variety of other styles and tempos. Deceast is excited to give NumberNin6 an outlet to conduct these explorations and we hope you enjoy the music.