London based producer Rosehip can be characterised by his use of luscious synths, driving beats and big baselines to craft dazzling soundscapes which flex between trip-hop, funk and future bass; inspired by the likes of Glimlip, Jengi, Flume and quickly, quickly.
When formerly releasing music under his name, Keir Craxton, he had tracks signed by Bass Boost Official Records, Artist Intelligence Agency (‘The XXX’ imprint) and Black Rainbow. His infectious pop-infused riffs were enough to gain placements on playlists from La Belle Musique and Bristol Funk as well as getting a significant amount of attention through Spotify’s Release Radar. At the start of a new decade however, he has embarked on a different and more ambitious project; Rosehip.
Whilst retaining the uplifting and energetic nature of his previous work, Rosehip seeks to move into more contemplative, abstract and generally psychedelic sounds. His latest release, Meditation, follows his debut single Mirrors and builds on his piquant take on the future bass genre. Snapping percussion and bouncing bass sit beneath slices of soulful, pitched vocal samples to create a spirited electronic sound.
Commenting on the new track, the producer says, “In our increasingly hectic and switched on lives, it is becoming more vital than ever to disconnect from the world around us. The song ‘Meditation’ is an homage to this state of mind; the clarity and euphoria that can be achieved through mindfulness.”
Listen to Meditation below