borne has officially put us on notice with his new EP. The bubbling Montreal-based producer has been making waves for quite some time but with the release of his new EP Deep End on NIGHTMODE, he shows everyone that he has truly arrived. The five-track offering takes listeners on a heavy-hitting and exhilarating journey through UKG, bassline, and DnB.
If you’ve never heard of borne before, ‘deep end’ has the power to make you an instant fan. Classic rave-inspired vocals lure you in while cavernous basslines and snappy percussion will leave you blown away. ‘DIEDA’ doubles down on the dark energy of the opener, swapping in a Portuguese vocal hook and an expanded sonic palette. The output is the perfect contrast of escapist soundscapes and pounding bass that results in a mystical club-ready anthem. Switching the energy comes ‘Don’t Go’ with Alexis B. Pensive keys intertwine with the moody vocal for a rich emotional pull. The first drop mixes masterful vocal chops with airy basslines to create a feeling of weightlessness, while the second takes a darker brain-bending swerve. ‘Save U’ serves as a fitting follow-up using a similar formula of emotive vocals and brutish basslines for yet another addictive yet effecting club cut. Providing a powerful close comes ‘To U’ a blistering DnB that carries the thematic tie-in felt throughout while chartering new ground.
Deep End cements borne’s status as one the most exciting new prospects in electronic music.
Art is a journey, and sometimes you have to dive headfirst into the deep end to discover the hidden treasures of creativity.
Listen to borne’s ‘Deep End’ EP below.