In today’s vast electronic scene, overpopulated with self-proclaimed DJs who do little more than recycle tired ideas, Ghost Loops (a.k.a. Ben Fowler) stands out as a prodigious and versatile artist. This young talent, a resident of Scarborough, England, has the chops and creative vision to dominate the world of electronic music and we look forward to hearing every second of music he makes along the way. Hear for yourself on “Sun Strobes,” a diversely textured mid-tempo track that could be the soundtrack to a very weird dream. The dirty groove that materializes when the bass hits pushes all the right buttons.
In addition to making a ton of progressive and experimental jams, the man is also a master at crafting hard-hitting, super-fun EDM. Exhibit A would be his track “Dry Ice.” Get ready to crank up your volume.
And yet, his production strengths seem to be at their most stellar when he exercises grace and restraint as in his unconventional cover of The Band’s “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” Listen up and then immediately write a letter to Mr. Fowler, appealing him to please start touring and releasing full LPs. No one likes a tease.