DopplerPad is an iPhone app that utilizes the touch screen to put a put a fully-loaded beat station in your pocket. What better way to see what it can do than put it through its paces by four top future groove producers? Outer Spaces, a free EP by producers Eskmo, Exillon, Jneiro Jarel, and Starkey, was created utilizing only DopplerPad, and you can grab the EP on DopplerPad’s website.
Outer Spaces by retronyms
Starkey, Philadelphia’s leading purveyor of street bass, lays down some luvstep on “Hurricane’s Doppler.” The track is a funky, swirling attack of synths, snares, and – of course – bass. San Francisco’s Eskmo has released material on leading labels Planet Mu and Warp Records, and his “Eyephone Around the Pad” is a chugging mix of simple guitar riffs and left-field samples.
The offering by Exillon, “Popplerdad,” is the most danceable of the EP – a bouncy electro romp with midrange wobble. The wobble continues with a grimey track by Jneiro Jarel, who has worked with groundbreaking artists like TV on the Radio and DOOM.
For a relatively expensive iPhone app ($7.99), demonstrating worth is key. So while Outer Spaces is an interesting EP on its own, it’s an even better advertisement for DopplerPad. If you’re into future grooves, you should check out both.