DEADBEAR Releases New Single Wabi Sabi and Video


singlesImpact Date: 30th September 2013
Label: Art Is Hard Records

Crafty young producer DEADBEAR is releasing his new single Wabi Sabi, taken from the EP of the same name.

This release comes after garnering a ton of acclaim from influencers as sharp as Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde, who played DEADBEAR on his Xfm radio show, Mary Anne Hobbs, who played it on BBC 6 Music, Jen Long and Ally McCrae, who spun Wabi Sabi on their BBC Radio 1 show.

Wabi Sabi‘s wonderfully dense and deep new single will please bass enthusiasts and lovers of complex electronic pop alike.


Wabi Sabi arrives hot on the heels of his highly-fêted collaboration with Alex Hewett from art-rock darlings Egyptian Hip Hop and his brilliant official remix for Memphis Industries’ Barbarossa.

Nick is something of a musical polymath, having also created a music app for CERN called the Large Hadron Sound Collider, and has worked composing a ‘laptop opera’ with Proto-Type theatre company.

Wabi Sabi refers to a Japanese concept centred on the idea of accepting life’s transient nature, and appreciating flawed beauty.

The Wabi Sabi EP is out now on Art Is Hard Records, and can be purchased with a fabulous a 16 page accompanying ‘zine.



Fresh from rustling up a brilliant re-work of Barbarossa‘s Turbine for Memphis Industries, new Mancunian producer DEADBEAR is poised to release his debut EP.

Wabi-Sabi will be out on 26th August and features contributions from Alex Hewett of Egyptian Hip Hop and hotly-tipped Art is Hard/Sewage Tapes artist /please/.

Produced in his signature expansive, airy manner, Wabi-Sabi’s five multi-faceted songs are already picking up appreciative murmurs, following the impact of his Barbarossa remix.

Arcing gracefully from the bass-music-driven density of the opening track All Is Life to the glacial breadth of closing track JapanEatHotel, Wabi-Sabi is a confident, inventive debut from an artist who is in control and aiming high.

Wabi-Sabi tracklisting:

All Is Life (feat. Alex Hewett / Egyptian Hip Hop)
Snow In Tokyo
Wabi Sabi
Uncanny Valley
JapanEatHotel (feat. /please/)



Memphis Industries were so taken with the lush, delicate productions of the Manchester-based DEADBEAR that they commissioned him to re-work Barbarossa‘s Turbine.

He delivered a track totally unlike the original: carefully re-shaped into something expansive, silvery and brilliantly airy.


His debut EP Wabi-Sabi will be released this summer featuring collaborations with Alex Hewett of Egyptian Hip Hop and Art is Hard/Sewage Tapes artist /please/.