Skip to main content

Chicago-based producer SPADES has returned today, offering up his latest EP, Divisions. Comprised of three tracks, the EP reinvigorates his reputation as a sonic innovator and furthers his status as one of the bass scene’s "next-up" acts.

SPADES is the brainchild of Chicago-native Joe Grothe. Inspired by an array of different musical styles, textures, and backgrounds, he has emerged onto the scene as someone constantly pushing the boundaries between subgenres.

"I called the EP "Divisions" because every song is a combination of 2 separate songs," said SPADES. "I started [each] at different times [and later] combined them together to make [Divisions]."

Recommended Articles

Adventure Club at Havana Nightclub in The Grand Oasis at Pollen Presents Electric Zoo Cancun

Adventure Club On New Album, NFTs and the Future of Melodic Dubstep

"It’s important to give the power back to musicians as opposed to having a middleman kind of control everything."

sherwood forest

Fascinating Roots of Electric Forest Revealed In New Documentary, "A Million Shining Lights"

The film features insightful commentary from Louis The Child, 12th Planet, GRiZ, and more.

steve aoki

Steve Aoki Announces Virtual Concert With Sonic the Hedgehog and SEGA

The virtual concert is set to take place on Aoki's birthday.

The EP’s first single, "Divisions," premiered in January via Headbang Society. A heavy-hitting track with crisp snares and clean one-hit samples, "Divisions" is a high-energy release designed to start 2021 off on the right foot. The second track, "Heretic," which debuted on Ganja White Night's SubCarbon Records, continues the explosive energy and fused sound design. The EP wraps up with "The Drip," a collaboration with Kyral x Banko producer and vocalist, Banko.





GRiZ Keeps It Coming With Bangers[2].Zip EP, Announces Ride Waves Tour Season Two

The three-track EP features the highly anticipated Subtronics collab, “Griztronics.”


[LISTEN] REAPER Delivers Explosive New Monstercat EP "RENEGADE"

The four-track EP is the latest sampling in REAPER’s drum & bass tour de force across the country.


Tynan Offers Up Dark, Trap and Bass-Infused EP, Songs For Ghosts To Haunt To

Tynan gets weird on this new six-track EP via the Wakaan label.

NAZAAR - Legacy EP

NAZAAR's The Legacy EP is a Hard-Hitting Dubstep Dream

Released through Never Say Die: Black Label, this 19-year-old's debut EP is not one to miss.


Kumarion Releases VIP Edit of Breakthrough Bass Single "Want It" Ahead of Remix EP [Q&A]

The new version previews a full remix bundle set for release in November.


South African-Producer CHEE Delivers Aggressive New EP "Quarter Inch" via Deadbeats

The South African producer expands on the dark vibes sampled on 2020 single "Vultures."


MIZE Dives into Sonic Introspection on Debut EP, "Thought Process"

The EP marks the Wakaan prospect’s first full-length project.