When I first heard Costa Mesa producer Liam Sipos’ (aka. Fuss) track “US Bass Anthem” I was smitten immediately and got in touch with him to see what else he had up his sleeve. With the recent release of his after rave track “So Long” and his upcoming release on The 110BPM Collection, Vol. 2, it became clear that Liam was more than a one hit wonder. Liam agreed to give a little insight into the why he made the track, and even offered to do a VIP (variation in production) for 110BPM. Check out the original, a few words from Liam, and the ridiculous VIP with a free download below.
“With the first US Bass Anthem all I was trying to do was create something different. In the last couple of years dance musics spread like a virus in the states, leaving pretty much nobody unnafeccted. Along with this boom of American Raving came the hordes of aspiring young producers who started with nothing but garageband and a pair of shit headphones. (me being one of them.) It was really inspiring to me to be honest. To think that all I needed was a computer and a piece of software to start making music like my heros… who wouldn’t be excited. I was sure that within 6 months to a year that America would finally have its own tunes to be proud of and a scene to boast. What happened after that started to confuse me. Everybody was making music… ya, but it was all so painfully generic. Each song was a shittier copy of the other, and each song that came out made me more depressed than the last. For me US Bass Anthem was a rebellion against everything that had let me down about the music coming out all around me. I just sat down to make something so different that it would be impossible to ignore and lable it my nations anthem. The people who heard it responded, and many who heard it responded loudly and positively. It felt good to know that I was not alone. When I re-did the song I wasn’t trying to milk the same formula again to get more attention. I was just trying to make another statement in music form by going in a completely new direction with the tune. So now theres two different versions of the same song that sound like their from two completley different people. Us Bass Anthem isn’t a tune as much as its a statement. It was made for the people who knew that dance music should be more than it currently is in the States. It was made to inspire people to not be scared to do something different. Look at Blues, Hip Hop, and even Dance musc… All scoffed at in the beginning only to later turn into phenomenoms. So if you can feel what im saying, then I appluade you… now go sit on your computer and try to change music forever.