Akeos continues to crush as their recent collaborations with Skream & MUST DIE! on ‘LOL OK‘ are smashing up the dance and their clever turn at remixing Kompany before that still reigns supreme. For their debut on Never Say Die (not counting their earlier cuts dropped on NSD: Black Label), the heavy-hitting sound runs it red on the Material EP due to drop tomorrow (July 23).
To celebrate the massive return to the dancefloor and to get a glimpse into the mind within the machine, we thought we’d hit Bassrush fam with both a premiere and a little Q&A with Akeos direct to tide you through the blistering summer heat.
Channeling the glitch-heavy tech-driven dubstep vibe that they’re known for, the entire EP unfolds like a dystopian nightmare. For a little taste of the cybernetic mayhem that Akeos is about to unleash on the four-tracker, check the premiere of one of our favorite cuts off the EP below: “Fiberoptic Material.”

The full EP drops tomorrow via Never Say Die so lock your copy of the full EP here and prepare to have your synapses rewired along the way.

Hi Akeos! You’re hot off the back of a collab with MUST DIE! and Skream on ‘LOL OK’. How was it collaborating with those guys?
Hey Bassrush :). It was honestly an amazing opportunity to collab with MUST DIE! ‘cause I’ve been a huge fan for years, and when Skream mentioned he was interested in being on it too it was a bit hard to believe at first. All in all, I think we did a really good job together and I’m definitely happy with the result.

How did ‘Material EP’ come together?
I really wanted to be able to put together a body of work that was all original ideas and also have the tracks be relatively unique from one another. This is also my first EP on NSD (as opposed to Black Label), so I knew it had to be a step above the rest.

What is the meaning behind the EP theme, with all the different ‘materials’?
The Material EP doesn’t necessarily have a concrete lore behind it, but I was inspired to make something that sonically represented all the materials that the beings would be made of.

What do you want fans to know about ‘Material EP’?
That this is easily my favorite body of work I have ever made and if you want the best representation of my sound in dubstep, this is it. If you enjoy it, it really means the world to me.

What’s one of your very favorite tracks you’ve produced?
My single ‘Thumbs’ that I self-released at the end of last year was easily one of my favorite tunes to make. Dipping into halftime was a ton of fun. Also, “Squiggle the Lines” which I actually released with Bassrush!

What’s your vision for the Akeos project in the near future?
More genres, more experimentation, and a TON more new music 🙂

Anything else you’d like to add?
Thanks for checking out the EP! Appreciate everyone listening a ton! Lots more music on the way 🙂