Electronic dance producer Panda Eyes started dropping the bass in 2014. Born Oskar Steinbeck in 1996, the Zurich-based DJ combined elements of chiptune and dubstep with huge sub-bass rumbles to create his propulsive brand of glitch-hop, like Nero or Justice meeting early-era Skrillex.
Panda Eyes released a series of singles in 2014, like "Snake Bite," "Rainbow Road," and "The Elite," featuring OmegaMode. In 2015, as his online fan base grew, he issued "Antipixel" and "Immortal Flame," featuring vocalist Anna Yvette and Teminite. These all served as the precursors to his debut LP, 2015's Kiko. Album track "Highscore," featuring frequent collaborator Teminite, was a modest hit on streaming services, surpassing 1.1 million streams by 2016. ~ Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi