Unlimited Gravity – Event Horizon [Review + Interview]
Colorado native Ronnie Weberg aka Unlimited Gravity has been creating quite a buzz in the Mile High City with the release of his newest album, Event Horizon, which dropped on February 24th. UG has been crushing the electronic music scene alongside friends and business partners as Vice President of The Mile High Sound Movement, a record label founded in Colorado that represents artists with vastly intricate and differentiated styles of live electronic music. Ronnie’s sound is a whirlwind of uniquely layered styles, combining the high-energy sounds of glitch and dubstep with classic synth lines and live instruments. This blend of earth-rattling bass music embodies an ingeniously balanced, original style in which many artists try to replicate, but are unsuccessful. Unlimited Gravity certainly isn’t afraid to cross new musical barriers, and he is constantly experimenting with samples and remixing tracks to give them his one-of-a-kind flare.
Event Horizon is a full-length record on STS9’s 1320 Records, and subsequent album to Unlimited, which was released in 2013. All of his work has been stupendously original, and Event Horizon is no exception. Each track is true to Ronnie’s freestyle sound, combining a little bit of everything.
“Good Good” featuring Project Aspect is a collaboration track that begins with a transcendent and calm intro, then steadily builds into a more layered sound with the addition of soulful guitar playing into the drop and frequent breaks. “Last Call” starts off slightly lighter and bouncy and gradually becomes heavier, then progresses to a straight up dirty trap style towards the middle of the song. Personally, I felt the album took a turn with the song “Lovely Time.” This track has a smooth, sexy jazz feel to it and an overall chill sound. Also playing along with the horns and jazz, “OG GG” has a prominent sax presence with glitch breaks and drops that truly do make this song OG, and this track perfectly projects every sound in a beautiful manner. Among many of the UG remixes is Trey Songz’s “Na Na” and just when you thought this song couldn’t get any sexier, Ronnie adds some serious bass and wobbles that perfectly balance out with the smooth voice of Trey Songz. The conclusive track, one that is especially dear to Ronnie’s heart, is titled ‘Something Special’, and is certainly true to its title. Piano is prevalent throughout this track, giving the song a romantic feel that leads into a bouncy drop, filled with high-energy.
SR : What are some of your proudest moments/tracks from ‘Event Horizon’, and why? How do you think this album compares with your last album, Unlimited?
Ronnie: I think my proudest of moments for this album were during the completion of the last track, Something Special. I had been working so many different ideas for an album closer and the way this last track came together, the vibe and the composition, it was just exactly what I was working up toward. To achieve it felt amazing. In comparison to my last album, this album focuses a lot more on composition and layering rather than focusing more on the energy of dance floor hits. Now I’m not saying that this track doesn’t aim to please the high-energy dance floor vibes, I just tried to achieve it in a more compositional way.
What are some of the messages and ideas that you are hoping to convey through this album?
I hope this album conveys and inspires nothing but the best feelings, feelings that lift us up and encourage the optimistic side of perspective on this life.
Will there be an album release party in CO for Event Horizon? If so, where?
Yes there will be! Date is to be announced, but it will be at Cervantes. and there will also be a Spring tour based around the release as well. A co-headlining tour with Project Aspect.
Do you feel that this album truly reflects your musical development and how far you’ve progressed as an artist? How would you say your artistic style has changed over time?
This entire record truly reflects how far I have come as a musician. Listening to the progressing of my discography in comparison to this album is an undeniable growth of production and composition. It feels amazing and I couldn’t be more proud of where I am right now, while still looking forward to how much room I have to grow and how much I have yet to learn. My artistic style has always been influenced by heavy and high-energy bass music, now I just see myself fusing it more and more with classical elements and more classical styles of composing. It creates such a crazy vibe that I am in love with exploring.
When Ronnie isn’t occupied with his UG and MHSM projects, he’s collaborating with two of his close friends; Jay Jaramillo aka Project Aspect either spinning alongside Ronnie or slapping da bass, and Steven Kuzma on drums. These three come together to form what is known as known Unlimited Aspect, fusing heavy electronic beats, funky bass, and percussion and taking you on one hell of a live music filled journey filled with incredible energy and vibes that are seemingly infinite.
Unlimited Gravity and Unlimited Aspect have performed at festivals such as Sonic Bloom and Imagine Music Festival and are constantly sharing their love with Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Colorado. Be sure to catch Ronnie on tour with Project Aspect in the near future.