Producer Wovensound and rapper Ihasamic! drop genre-bending anthem “End Simulation”

"Taking a page out of Brockhampton and Tyler the Creator’s books, producer Wovensound weaves in elements of lo-fi, jazz and hip-hop to create a track that sounds like a road trip." - TimeOut Magazine

Singapore-based producer Wovensound and acclaimed hip-hop artist Ihasamic! take collaboration to an entirely new level with their new single “End Simulation”—out now on all streaming platforms worldwide via Umami Records. 

Exploring the outer limits of their signature sound with sprawling instrumentation, both artists took their love for drum n’ bass-influenced rap-rock and turned it into a colossal anthem that is palatable for the modern audience. 

“The song feels like lightspeed travel,” describes Ihasamic. “It's smooth yet heavy-hitting. The subtle and not so subtle switchups in the instrumentation make you feel the journey as if there's wind in your face while you're racing through the void of space.” 

With its skittery beats and stadium-sized ambitions, “End Simulation” brings to mind Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory with drum n’ bass flavor or a hip-hop version of Nine Inch Nails’ Hesitation Marks. But instead of screaming into the abyss, “End Simulation” openly shares the feeling of constantly racing on unstable ground, “disillusioned with the idea that everything is going to be okay.” 

“This song is a tribute to two great things that I love: Linkin Park and sci-fi shows like The Matrix, Blade Runner, and more,” Wovensound says in a statement. “It’s a heavier turn apart from the other tracks on the EP, with some heavy guitars included in the mix. This is also a collaboration with a long-time friend, Yello Dicaprio.”

The multi-talented producer had Mt. Eden in mind when making the first chorus, resorting with the slow, half-time groove before switching to a more abrasive, industrial-sounding banger.  Wovensound adds, “then when the groove switched up, we went into a Meteora vibe, which is one of the albums close to my heart. We decided to incorporate heavy guitars during Ihasamic!’s rap verses for a more aggressive feel.”

“End Simulation” will be part of Wovensound and Ihasamic!’s 6-track debut EP Vertigos Fulfilled, dropping in June 2021.

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About Wovensound

Singapore hip-hop producer Wovensound weaves his love for music with other artists, collaborating extensively and producing something unique every time.

Wovensound AKA Vinod Dass is also a veteran of Singapore’s underground metal scene, playing guitar in various bands including Truth Be Known and Mucus Mortuary. He decided to establish this moniker in order to pay tribute to his love for other forms of music, mainly hip hop and rap.

Wovensound’s 6-track debut EP Vertigos Fulfilled drops in June 2021.

"Taking a page out of Brockhampton and Tyler the Creator’s books, producer Wovensound weaves in elements of lo-fi, jazz and hip-hop to create a track that sounds like a road trip." - TimeOut Magazine

About Ihasamic!

A New Media Art Director by profession, Ihasamic! (Muhammad IbnuNordin) usually creates and conceptualizes visual pieces as his dayjob and hobby, which is explored sonically through his music along with poetry and creative writing. His influences are vast and many but seem to come into focus through the rap and hip hop music he creates.

About Umami Records

Umami Records is a Singapore-based indie record label founded in 2013. Much like the “5th taste” reputation of its namesake, the label strongly believes in discovering new, interesting sounds that run underground and away from the mainstream. The label’s tight-knit, curated roster includes releases from Linying, The Steve McQueens, brb., Evanturetime, CampFire, Martin Baltser, Phoria, Oriental Cravings, and more.

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