Dutch producer/multi-instrumentalist/one-man-band BINKBEATS has created a bit of a following on the back of his Beats Unraveled video series, in which he deconstructs his favourite songs, and records all the separate parts in real-time using looping technology. In any given video, BINKBEATS will play keyboards, bass, guitar, glockenspiel, percussion, and a variety of other random instruments/objects. While pretty much all of his live videos have been covers, BINKBEATS has just released his first original track, ‘Heartbreaks from the Black of the Abyss (feat. Luwten)’.
As always, BINKBEATS is busy playing multiple instruments at the same time, while simultaneously singing and triggering samples. ‘Heartbreaks from the Black of the Abyss’ is a beautifully engaging track that blends organic textures, brooding synthesisers and a cinematic atmosphere into a sound that is reminiscent of producers like Lapalux and Bonobo. BINKBEATS has not officially released an album or EP to date, but maybe this is an indication that he has got something up his sleeve.
So far, BINKBEATS has performed tunes from the likes of Flying Lotus, Atoms For Peace, Erykah Badu, J Dilla, Baths and Amon Tobin. You can watch his performance of ‘Places’ by Shlohmo below.