Like a boulder in the desert, Los Angeles, California-based electronic duo FETISH have grounded themselves within the bass house scene with “Nothin’ But Mammals.” This sinister track marks their debut original, and it is available on Tchami‘s prolific CONFESSION label.
“Nothin’ But Mammals” opens with a heavy four-on-the-floor groove to set the mood. Eerie desert-like synth sweeps parse through into the build-up. Pulsing like an excited heart, FETISH unleash their house music powers with an unforgiving filtered bass and piercing percussion. Sizzling hi-hats add an extra edge to this tight-knit track. While it’s engineered for a dark club, “Nothin’ But Mammals” would surely light up a dance floor.
“Every one of our originals will be focused on creating a visual and emotional experience for our listeners,” says FETISH in a press release. “On ‘Nothin’ But Mammals,’ we spent a lot of time designing some of the bass fills to sound like a ‘whooping’ gorilla and incorporating the dialogue about the silverback to help produce that powerful primal energy this song embodies.”
Consisting of Ahaviah Bessemer and Justin Snyder, FETISH’s previous remixes of Eiffel 65‘s “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” and Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina‘s “Stereo Love” raise the bar for the groovy bass house genre. The latter remix debuted the FETISH project.
Bessemer and Snyder graduated ICON Collective back in 2018 and have been in the studio carving out a distinct, dark sound ever since. This dissemination from society and human connections is surely paying off.