Gaist

GAISTThe word ‚big‘ doesn’t even come close to describing the sound of Gaist. ‚Huge‘ doesn’t do it justice either. Ginormagantuan… that’ll have to do, we guess. The UK duo have found a way to make any environment feel like a warehouse, opening up space with lashings of reverb and echo, but without losing percussive impact.

And then there’s the bass; intense and enveloping, with the crushing weight of a trip to the bottom of a river in concrete boots. Dropping a series of EPs across Clandestine, Kontakt and Dualism Records last year, Gaist and their tyrannical techno have already attracted the attention of Richie Hawtin and Claude VonStroke. Now with a sumptuous new two-tracker out on District-9, Gaist are going to be turning heads all over the place — they’ll be as big as their bass before you know it!