“If an atom bomb could talk, that’s what it would sound like”, gives you almost all the information you need to know about Coben’s take on bass music.
Often working outside the constraints of one genre, the Edinburgh-based producer brings a sound that is unmistakably unique, fusing intricate bass work with funk, jazz, drum and bass and beyond.
Trained in classical and jazz settings from early on, Coben’s first foray into music production began with an introduction to dubstep whilst still in primary school, picking up on different styles and learning to produce music later in high school.
Coben draws on inspiration from all over the musical spectrum. Citing influences from Fox Stevenson, Degs, Koan Sound, Mr. Bill and Haywyre, Coben draws on elements of rock, jazz, singer-songwriter material and more experimental styles. These can be heard in his first official single “Thulo Manche’ which dropped in June 2020, with his official remix of ‘Jem’ by The Gritty Kings released a couple of weeks later.
Being part of the Scottish music scene, Coben has played in some of Edinburghs most well-known venues and clubs, as well as touring Dundee and Glasgow.
There’s a wave of new music on the horizon, and you can expect Coben to be riding it.