Posts Tagged ‘mecha’

January 18, 2018

There’s no denying the brilliance of REZZ’s collaboration with Toronto producer 13. We previously extolled dark and visceral, acidic and hypnotic DRUGS!, here. It’s no wonder that REZZ is considered one of the most talented and intriguing producers out there right now. Salt Lake City psychedelic bass project K Theory must have been drawn to the trippy headiness of the jam, because he’s offered up a brain jarring, synapses melting rework of DRUGS!. And really, I can’t think of anyone better to take on the track. His glitch hop and acid bass approach is more than appropriate for the original. In fact, no other mind altering substances are necessary for a cosmic psychotropic odyssey with this sick remix droning, warbling, and oscillating through our ears. I feel like I’m caught up in new dimension, or a sci-fi fantasy, like a Blade Runner film set further into the future, perhaps centuries ahead. 

September 27, 2017

It’s a face melting, brain jarring North American affair as Canadian producer Snails partners up with California’s own esteemed beats and bass slinger NGHTMRE on Only Want U. The rambunctious and vociferous dubstep knockout packs a whole lot of heat and punch, and it features piquant vocals by Akylla. Melodic hooks and strident assaults of uproarious bass alternate on this battle ready, mechanical whirring anthem. Only Want U is the second single from Snails’ forthcoming album. It’s a limited free download, here.

February 26, 2017

I’ve never seen a show (or a basketball game) at NYC’s famed venue, Madison Square Garden, unless you count that one time I saw the Rockettes there when I was a little girl with my parents. But I sure wish I had been there when Robotaki debuted his new single Automaton at MSG last year. The Montreal producer dazzles with an array of succulent synths and plump beats on the meditative thriller, a song which fully encapsulates its name. I can only imagine how immense an experience it would have been to be one of the first to hear this song live. Automaton is a cinematic sprawling fusion of crisp melodic bass, nostalgic retrowave, and mecha grinding grittiness. Past, present, and future combine on Automaton, both in its sound and in the vivid tale it recounts. The single, out now on Monstercat, can be purchased from major outlets, here.

January 11, 2017

As if we need more vindication of our faith in k?d’s brilliance, the incognito production genius has unleashed a new one named Vindicta. This “sequel” to prior banger Mortem is dark and foreboding, with mecha like sound effects that add to its growing sense of dread and danger. k?d has fashioned a thriller in every sense. The hair on the back of my neck rises to its unsettling energy. I’m sure we’re headed into battle of some sorts, and I’m ready to take on that future with k?d’s heaving synths buzzing through my veins and his acid washed bass quaking through my bones. No doubt Vindicta is very different from k?d’s last few gems, a reminder of the producer’s skill and versatility. Vindicta is a free download, here.