Progressive house mainstay Sander Van Doorn has just released a new track in the form of “Oh, Amazing Bass.” With support from the likes of Tiësto, Oliver Heldens and A-Trak, the song is sure to find its way into its fair share of DJ sets over the remainder of the festival season.
As the track begins, a “Greyhound”-esque buildup leads into a gradual progression with a subtle uplift before retro synth work cues an understated bass drop. Van Doorn clearly made groove his priority with this track, as the absence of any real fist pumping-inducing sections allows the listener to dissect some of its novel sound design.
While I like the song better than his formulaic big room house bangers like “Phoenix” and “Rage,” part of me wishes he stuck to the progressive, world music-inspired stylings of his most recent track, “Ori Tali Ma.” Also, naming it “Oh, Amazing Bass” is about as confusing as it is goofy – the production goes pretty light on the bass, or even elements associated with bass music like sawtooth synths or reverb-heavy kicks.
Regardless, give “Oh, Amazing Bass” by Sander Van Doorn a listen above and let us know what you think in the comments section below.