BSEARL drops ‘Echo, The EP’ on Pullup Recordings
21-year-old Reading based-producer BSEARL, real name Brandon Searl has been making waves in the UK since the release of his debut EP ‘Mortal’ on PullUp Recordings back in 2021. Back like he never left, Brandon reprises this initial release with ‘Echo, The EP’ – a 5-track exploration of his growing sound. With the title track of his new EP already garnering regular radio support on Kiss FM from Fred V, and over 1.1 million plays on TikTok, the future looks more than bright for this young producer. This sophomore release arrives on the Cardiff-based imprint on Friday the 15th of July. This one will be perfectly at home in your headphones and USB sticks alike!
First up is ‘Echo’ which kicks off with emotive pads, percussive textures and some birdsong for good measure. These calming elements are met with a longing male vocal, which quickly descends into a neck-snapping beat complete with a bubbling bell melody and rich, warm bassline.
The second track ‘Radio’ is a hard-hitting roller, which opens with soft textures of rainfall, gorgeous pads and a laidback female vocal. Warming bass hits form a pleasing call-and-response with the female vocal present, backed by flowing pads and strings.
Midpoint ‘Signs’ gets going with a fat drum break, flanked by descending string plucks and a wistful female vocal, before launching into a deep techy groove. Pulsating bass is complimented by chopped rhythmic vocals, layers of percussion and strategically placed pauses.
Representing more of a jungle influence ‘Tell Me’ opens with an energetic drum break, warped synths and haunting vocals. The drop is awash with wobbling, gliding bass patches and a thudding kickdrum pattern which drives home the tracks’ innate rhythm.
Rounding out the EP is ‘Together’ a collaboration with Bristol based-producer KIPPO who made waves with his track ‘The Truth’ on DNBAllstars. The track begins with airy pads, glitched-out percussion and descending plucks of marimba, before launching into vast swathes of bass and a catchy topline on the drop.
Receiving support from established DJs like Shogun Audio’s Monrroe, East London legend Ray Keith and receiving mention in well-respected media outlet UKF
For those unfamiliar, PullUp Recordings are a Cardiff-based Drum & Bass imprint responsible for programming talent for some of Wales’ biggest festivals, including In It Together and InsideOut, with previous headliners including Hybrid Minds, Kanine, K Motionz, AMC, Voltage, My Nu Leng and more. Summer 2022 is set to be a monumentous year for the brand, with features planned for the Mainstage/Sennheiser Arena at the legendary Escape Festival in August. Notable releases include SMG’s ‘Temple’ EP and Bennie’s ‘No Better’ EP for – both landing number one spots on Juno.com, not to mention fast-tracking the artists’ responsible into full-time music careers and some major record label work too!
Today we premiere the collaborative track with KIPPO ‘Together’ which you can check out below. BSEARL’s full 5-track ‘Echo, The EP’ drops on Friday 15th July and is sure to make a deep impression across the Drum & Bass scene and beyond. Make sure you bag yourself a copy from here!