DJ Shadow Protege Bleep Bloop's Beats on EP 'The Fifth Pupil' Will Break Your Brain: Exclusive

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Bleep Bloop

If you like Aphex Twin, you are going to love the glitchy, experimental bass of Bleep Bloop's forthcoming EP, The Fifth Pupil.

You know an artist is good when a legend like DJ Shadow takes them under his wing. You've got to come correct and come original for someone like that to offer such a heavy co-sign -- and Bleep Bloop does not disappoint. The title track from said EP is a sonic playground, or better yet, a booby trap to be carefully explored.

This is not a catchy collection of melodies. It's an adventure in rhythm, texture, and eery mood. It opens like the soundtrack to a horror movie set in the farthest reaches of deep space. It sounds like a science experiment gone horribly wrong -- but that's definitely a good thing. It's a hard beat backed by solid engineering from an artist with real creative perspective.

The rest of the EP is equally dissonant and provoking. This is industrial jazz for those sick of the usual. The Fifth Pupil is out on Shadow's label Liquid Amber Friday, Oct. 13, and the title track drops Friday, Sept. 28, but you can listen to it's glorious weirdness below, exclusively on Billboard Dance.

The Fifth Pupil Track list
1. The Fifth Pupil
2. Angry
3. Man and Machine
4. Angry (Paint remix)

The Fifth Pupil Tour Dates
9/22 - Imagine Music Festival - Atlanta, GA
9/23 - Round-  Toronto, Canada
9/27 - Sonia's - Cambridge, MA
9/28 - The Space - Hamden, CT
9/30 - High Caliber Fest - Camden, NJ
10/5 - U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
10/6 - The Paperbox  - Brooklyn, NY
10/7 The Iris (aka Rush Lounge) - Atlanta, GA
10/8 - Dirtybird Campout 2017 - Bradley, CA
10/13 - The Belasco - Los Angeles, CA
10/14 - Bassmnt - San Diego, CA
10/19 -  Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
10/20 - MAGIC STICK - Detroit, MI
10/21 - Signal Nightclub - Toledo, OH
10/22 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
10/25 - The New Parish - Oakland, CA
10/28 - Freaky Deaky - Milwaukee, WI
10/29 - Something Wicked - Houston, TX
10/31 - George's Majestic - Fayetteville, AR
11/2 - Encore at The Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO
11/3 - Barleycorn's - Wichita, KS
11/4  REZZ - Mass Manipulation Tour - Oklahoma City, OK
11/9 -  Mousetrap - Indianapolis, IN
11/10 - EDC Orlando - Orlando, FL
11/16 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
11/17 - The Loft @ Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
11/18 -  Skully's Music-Diner - Columbus, OH TICKETS
11/19 - Rex Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA TICKETS  
11/30 - District 30- Sacramento, CA
12/1- Celebrities Nightclub- Vancouver, Canada
12/2 - Washington Music Center with Zeds Dead - Seattle, WA
12/7 - Empire Control Room - Austin, TX
12/8 - The Nines - Dallas, TX
12/9 - Shady Park - Tempe, AZ