Exploring the deep, dubby dark worlds the Copenhagen (via Sacramento) producer has made quite an impression on fans and fellow artists alike for his signature nocturnal production style that lands squarely in between dub's sense of space and R&B's sleek minimalism. Deep sub-frequencies and decaying atmospheres lay the foundation CHLLNGR's melodic, moody tracks utilizing ghostly african rhythms and cavernous pads. CHLLNGR released his debut Haven in 2011 on Green Owl and quickly followed it up with Datter on Time No Place in early 2012. Be on the lookout for more new CHLLNGR jams this year.
the prize is not just in the rhythms that result; it’s also found in the natural ebb and flow in with which they are weaved in and around each song, becoming almost trance-inducing via the simultaneously fluid and exact manner they are presented.
striking, nuanced productions that both work as mood music and stand up to scrutiny.