While Drum and Bass has been a flourishing space in dance music culture for decades, no one has succeeded in breaking it out of its box. REAPER is poised to do all that and much more with the release of his debut album ‘DISRUPTOR,‘ Out now via Bassrush Records.
Many electronic music genres come and go. Drum and bass, a child of the UK that now stretches out worldwide, is the exception to the rule. With no lack of creativity or work ethic among its DJs and producers, and a fanatical fan base, all the scene may have been missing is an artist who can take the scene mainstream. Enter the mysterious, but driven American-born producer REAPER. Building on his success, which has seen over 30 million streams and furious live sets across North America, Reaper is answering drum and bass’ call to conquer and grow.
In exciting news, the ultra-aggressive producer announced a May 6th release of his first full album “Disruptor”, intended to bring drum and bass to the masses with absolutely no remorse. “Disruptor” is stepping into the fray via Insomniac’s Bassrush Records to high enthusiasm and expectations.
“I wrote DISRUPTOR about the distinctions and attributes that I’m striving to establish as REAPER. I want to be remembered as a force that eternalized the drum and bass movement. The songs and stories I’m sharing are intended to create an unstoppable movement to bring people together.
While writing the album, I continuously referred to the idea of Newton’s Law, that an object in motion will stay in motion unless disrupted. DISRUPTOR is designed to create a new wave, a new motion, and initiate acceleration. I am the DISRUPTOR.
The concept was to become a monument that interfered with anyone who doubted or wanted to gatekeep drum and bass. I want to share with the world how to love dnb more simply because I love it so much myself. This record is a testament to new fans that I’ve committed to coaching how to expand their love for drum and bass. I want to show listeners a selection of drum and bass that feels fresh yet familiar so they can love the genre more.
GUN FINGERS TO THE SKY, DNB ‘TIL I DIE.” — REAPER
The new album follows up REAPER’s critically acclaimed EPs “RAPTURE,” “RENEGADE,” and “MILITIA”. These releases served to open doors for REAPER, with the star now being co-signed and endorsed by some of Drum and Bass’ most respected names, like Pendulum, Netsky, Sub Focus, and Dimension; as well as EDM industry leaders like Illenium, Excision, Zeds Dead, RL Grime, and Kayzo. Expect the new release, his first studio album, to be quickly followed up with as many live sets as possible, as REAPER only continues to build momentum.