“As a music producer I have always strived to create music with heart, to make something I can connect with, that's what music is all about. The rhythm of the drums, the hugging bassline and the various layers of sound that trickle through” - Crime Heat
Low Key Source presents “The Headnod Factor” - a series of monthly instrumental releases from emerging and established producers across the globe.
October’s The Headnod Factor release features New Zealand’s Crime Heat with a 4 track Future Beats instrumental release called“Nothing & Everything” dynamic in production, soaring melodic synths that journey into the future beats terrain. Music that you can party to, be inspired or just purely enjoy without the danger of monotony.
Crime Heat is relatively new to the music world and prior to launching his solo career as an artist/producer, he worked comprehensively producing with New Zealand hip hop artist Raiza Biza and as his DJ at a number of sold out venues across New Zealand.
The EP begins with “Avenue” where Crime Heat charms you to stroll along with the beat rather than command sonic presence. What stands out is the chord progression heard throughout the track, that sweeps you into an avenue of nostalgia.
“Clear” starts off sparse with a short vocal sound bite and shakers cascading into a waterfall of sounds, followed by the bass drop. Here, Crime Heat ventures in the future beats trap terrain.
“Mood Swing” takes on a more laid back beat production keeping the Future Beat sound within arms reach and two distinct vocal sound bites layered throughout the track, one in particular offering a strong melodic chorus.
Finishing off with “Mauve”, Crime Heat captures the feeling of waking up at the break of dawn, as the orange tinted sun rays creep through the window pane. It’s the moment when nothing and everything happens in that one space.
“Nothing & Everything” is about all things that oscillate between nothing and everything, empty space from stillness and the complexity of busyness. It’s the push toward being nothing and being everything in one breath enough to evolve and grow.
“All the tracks on "Nothing & Everything" came about very naturally, which for me made it very enjoyable and rewarding to create. Yes it may take time sometimes, but I have always believed that quality is more important than quantity.
I hope those who hear this body of work go away from it more inspired to evolve and grow their own craft, whatever it may be.” - Crime Heat