Looking back, 2010 was a huge year for Pearson Sound, with a momentous release schedule, those twelve months truly defined David Kennedy’s Pearson Sound moniker.
Since then, the Hessle Audio co-founder has found himself leading a true underground movement of bass heavy, experimental sounds. Shapeshifting and alternating in accordance with taste, Pearson Sound, through regular DJ bookings and his own Rinse FM radio show, has developed a unique, distinctive brand.
Formally known as Ramadanman, Kennedy began his international journey touring across Europe off the back of his first Hessle Audio release. He’s performed on the London Eye and supported an eclectic mix of DJs; from house pioneer Moodymann to dubstep’s own Rusko.
Here are our top 5 Pearson Sound records.
Pearson Sound – XLB
One of Kennedy’s most recent releases, XLB is a one-track single released back in May 2016. This digital release, distributed by Kudos Records blends melodic techno sounds with echoed droplets, heavy kicks and a grooving bass line.
Pearson Sound – Blanked
Blanked was one of the defining releases for Pearson Sound. Released in 2010 on his very own Hessle Audio imprint. The track infuses break beat, techno and grimey bass influences. Undeniably huge!
Pearson Sound – Untitled
First heard on Boiler Room and supported in DJ sets from the likes of Jamie XX, Ben UFO, Benji B, Jackmaster and Loefah, Untitled was a groundbreaking track for Pearson Sound. With harmonic vocals and melodic synthesizing pads, this track is more of a chilled out affair, compared to some of his heavier hitting techno anthems.
Pearson Sound – Freeze Cycle
A real underground record – heavily reverberated sounds, crushing drums and repetitive, Ost-Gut esq synthesizers, this one was constructed for the dance floor of many a warehouse. Self released, this record was revealed late 2015.
Pearson Sound – Lola
Intelligent sample work laced with static, chunky drums, Lola is a glitchy affair. Making sure the use of space within the track is used correctly between each drum hit, this record certainly stands out as one of Pearson Sounds thoughtful releases.