33 Below pushes creative boundaries in ‘PUSHER’

Get lost in 33 Below’s ‘PUSHER’ and make your way through Friday with this gem of four-to-the-floor beats

Navigating a sonic journey across six tracks, with New Zealand-based electronic artist 33 Below’s latest EP, ‘PUSHER,’ underscores his ability to defy genre expectations.

This is one artist that is making significant strides in 2023, supporting Fred Again.. and joining RL Grime for an extensive US tour.

Chatting about the EP, 33 Below shares, “With ‘PUSHER,’ I tried to make a collection of sounds taking in influences from the different countries the tracks were created in.” The result is a project that reflects collaborations across LA, London, and New Zealand, embodying a commitment to pushing creative boundaries in both songwriting and production.

‘PUSHER’ captures 33 Below’s signature sound while exploring novel soundscapes. Opening with the already acclaimed ‘PROTECTA,’ the EP seamlessly blends vocals and instrumentals.

‘LIVE IT UP’ showcases his adept sound design, evolving into a dynamic bassline drop. The collaboration with UK artist DRIIA on ‘LOYAL’ introduces a compelling interplay of vocals and dynamic drops.

‘JUMPER’ elevates the tempo with glitch-laden synths, leading into ‘HOLD TIGHT,’ featuring Chrystel, a GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter known for her work on Dreamville’s ‘Revenge of the Dreamers.’ ‘BLINDED’ takes a departure into house elements, concluding with a four-to-the-floor beat.

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Hailing from a small New Zealand town, 33 Below, also known as Jack Laven, turned to music for self-expression. From Drum and Bass to House and UK Garage, his evolution is evident in ‘PUSHER.’ Notable 2023 releases, including a remix of Odd Mob’s ‘LEFT TO RIGHT,’ garnered attention from industry heavyweights like Disclosure and DJ EZ.

Beyond the studio, 33 Below has supported renowned artists and sold out headline shows in New Zealand and London. Currently on the road with RL Grime, his live performances continue to broaden his global audience.

‘PUSHER’ marks a milestone in Jack’s artistic journey, signaling more collaborations and sonic exploration from the emerging talent that is 33 Below.