Last summer, Alix Perez and Eprom clothed themselves in all black and hit the road as Shades, following the duo’s self-titled EP on Alpha Pup. The tightly crafted bass music spread like wildfire and the two artists even came together to deliver one of our most popular podcasts of 2015. This summer, Perez has decided to take a break from his Shades project with Eprom and step back amongst his drum & bass roots. With a new imprint of his own, called 1985 Music (pronounced one-nine-eight-five), Perez has released a spectacular EP titled Elephant Dreams that is refined, unequivocal, dark, and straight up bewitching.

Perez provides further insight into his new label, saying: “Starting my own imprint has been on the cards for a quite a while, and I feel now is the right time. My vision for the label is very solid; it’s is a platform rooted primarily in the 85 / 170 bpm bracket but also going beyond with no rules applied. I want to push and support good, forward thinking music that I believe represents the focus of 1985.”

Having just dropped his label’s inaugural release today, Perez has graciously offered XLR8R an exclusive stream of his EP’s title track “Elephant Dreams” (feat. Skeptical).

You can purchase Elephant Dreams via Beatport by going here.

Vinyl and merch pre-order here.