New York is a town composed of various cultures and dialects. The city’s rich, musical history is a testament to the metropolis’ unmatched diversity. It is a hotspot for the world’s dopest hip-hop and most innovative electronic artists. When the worlds of hip-hop and dance music collide, we are left with a truly authentic depiction of NYC’s musical identity. One artist who has perfectly captured this compelling duality is an up-and-coming DJ/Producer from Brooklyn who goes by the name of CODES. Bumps is the New York hitmaker’s scintillating new EP, and if you love house music, you need this in your life.
Keeping the hip-hop in house music, NYC’s Codes has been slanging club records in the underground for some time now. His funky sample-flipping productions have landed him in the spotlight doing remixes alongside A-Trak for disco superstar Cerrone, a release on HedKandi with fellow house-head homie Treasure Fingers and a slew of releases on Slow Roast Records including a single with DMC Champion DJ Craze. Additional remixes for labels like Ultra, Main Course, SMOG, Central Station, and Plant continue to receive buzz, plus too many bootlegs to count floating around the net. CODES‘ SoundCloud is just under a million plays.
CODES displays an unapologetically brash production style with his sweltering house bangers. The EP’s title track “Bumps” sizzles with hip-hop angst. CODES shows off his jungle and breakbeat skills on a tune that embodies a house fiend’s bread and butter. “Boom Bapps” is a diabolically enticing track characterized by precocious percussion and shimmering synths. The EP culminates in The Homie’s bass heavy remix of the lead single “Bumps.”
CODES has made a name for himself with this intriguing house record. The NYC native has proven his considerable talent as a producer and this EP is evidence of that. CODES is finishing out 2016 on a high and his latest release is getting major recognition and support. You can connect with CODES on Facebook and SoundCloud. Visit Codes’ official website!