A man that is always thinking outside of the box and constantly turning heads with his super deep, leftfield productions is Cameron McLaren or in the world of electronic music “Consequence”.
Having done a remix for our sister label “Warm Communications” we thought it would be fitting to wrangle a tune at a different tempo from the man on Pushing Red. “Atrium” is a steppy affair with it’s splintered kicks and shuffled snares.
Warped atmospheres weave in and out of the background while bass works the chest and keeps thing interesting. “Box Rituals” is a super deep, uplifting affair. A steady 4/4 pulsates throughout the tune while serene melodies float above keeping everything together.
Track: Atrium / Box Rituals
Label: Pushing Red
Release date: 04/03/13
Format: 12” Vinyl & Digital
Catalogue no: RED12
A truly innovative artist, Consequence has now released 3 full-length albums on Exit Records that stand firmly as groundbreaking bodies of work that have blown apart any boundaries previously thought the 170 BPM framework was held to. Since breaking through in 2009 with releases on Exit and Darkestral, he has worked with dBridge, Instra:mental, ASC and more recently Joe Seven (as ‘They Live’), further developing his own unique take on bass-heavy electronica. His 2009 debut LP “Live for Never” set the standard high and balanced traditional drum & bass aesthetics with progres- sive production techniques to win plaudits from the wider electronic music scene
In 2011 this accomplished DJ/producer relocated to a new home in London, UK and presented his second long-player of 2011 – the “Test Dream” LP (Exit)
Cam McLaren aka Consequence was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to New Zealand early on in life where he found his love of music. Early childhood experiments with a variety of instruments led to his love of composition and melody. Utilizing these elements in his current productions has given great variety in his sound and methods. At the age of 17 he decided to leave NZ for London where he pursued a career in music and played in a band as lead guitarist, performing in a number of successful live shows which led to record deal for the band. During a number of recording sessions at the Olympic studios (world famous for recordings of Jimi Hendrix/Led Zeppelin) he developed an interest in audio engineering and decided to move back to NZ to study this profes- sion. He became focused on Electronic production, specifically drum & bass. In this time he honed his skills and took influence from his previous musical experiences.
A chance meeting with dBridge on tour in New Zealand in 2008 led to a friendship and musical partnership that would see Consequence welcomed into the Exit Records / Autonomic musical family at it’s inception, and tracks like his own ‘Fog’ helped to design the very blueprint this sound was to build on. His debut album ‘Live For Never’ for Exit Records stands as a bookmark in time, when Drum and Bass welcomed sonic and stylistic experimentation that stretched the boundaries of the 170 BPM bluprint into entirely new dimensions
As well as music production, Consequence is an accomplished club DJ, getting his early experi- ence holding down residencies in Auckland, NZ at drum & bass haven, FU Bar, promoting and playing at many club nights across New Zealand and performing at New Zealand’s biggest drum & bass festival, Phat which attracts over 8000 people. He also established his own night Polaroid, in Melbourne alongside MC LowQui and Joe Seven. Since returning to UK shores in 2011, he has played regularly at Exit Records nights across the UK and Europe, and recently debuted his impres- sive new live show at Fabric in London.
The Exit Records mainstay released two new LPs in 2011. ‘Cancel Standard’ under the alias They Live (with Joe Seven) and ‘Test Dream’, the sequel to his debut album ‘Live For Never’ in 2009. 2012 sees this multi talented musician working on several new projects, including the sequel to the ‘They Live’ album and a string of intriguing collaborations with artists from the 170 BPM field and beyond.
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