We're only a few days into the new year, but long time supported trap specialist Herobust already has big plans in store. The Atlanta-based artist tweeted yesterday (Jan. 3) that he has a new EP and tour on the way! TSIS has the pleasure of premiering his first single of 2017, "Vertebreaker", and it's title reflects how hard it goes.
The production boasts a rigid structure that's powered by glass breaking samples, hard-hitting bass kicks and forceful horns. The vocal on the track is actually recorded by Herobust himself. "Vertebreaker" is a relentless trap banger that leaves us incredibly excited for what else he has planned this year. He says the following about the track and upcoming EP:
"People know the BUSTED sound by now. It's going to be hard. It's going to be weird, and it's going to have that dirty south swag. My new EP, Vertebreaker, features all these elements, but it takes the hip-hop aspect to a whole new level. I'm rapping and singing more than ever before. Some songs play like EDM bangers, while others have a straight up rap vibe. I'm so proud of the result and I can't wait to share these tunes with y'all."
In 2016, he dropped his game-changing I'm Aloud EP, along with a string of heavy releases like "No Time" with LAXX and a remix of Knife Party's "Destroy Them With Lazers". Stream the premiere of "Vertebreaker" and a list of his upcoming tour dates below. Enjoy!
2017 Tour Dates | Tickets: 1/10 - Cape Canaveral, FL - Holy Ship! 1/25 - Central Coast, Australia - Proud Mary’s 1/27 - Adelaide, Australia - Fat Controller 1/28 - Perth, Australia - Belvoir Amphitheatre 1/29 - Sydney, Australia - The Ivy 2/3 - Melbourne, Australia - Prince Bandroom 2/4 - Brisbane, Australia - Max Watts 2/5 - Auckland, New Zealand - TBC 2/10 - Delhi, India - Kitty Su 2/11 - Indore, India - 02 The Lounge 2/12 - Pune, India - VH1 Supersonic Festival 3/10 - Montreal, QB - New City Gas 3/11 - New Orleans, LA - Buku Music + Arts Project More TBA
The wait for Getter's EP is finally over! Wat The Frick has finally arrived on OWSLA and taps into everything from his classic dubstep sound to other styles like future bass and hip-hop, making it his biggest release of work to date. Interestingly enough, the LA producer excludes his "Wat The Frick" single from the EP but cues the seven-track collection with a VIP mix of the original song.
The opening 8-bit sequence is replaced with a gospel choir singing in a minor key that eerily contrasts the production's haunting lead melody. Soon enough, listeners are immersed in organized dubstep chaos comprised of punches and growls. The VIP mix is a hard track to follow but meets its moombah-trap counterpart, "Hecka Tight", batting second. The production is spiked with crisp drums, siren samples and processed vocals that swiftly appear in low and high pitched bursts.
Getter slows things down with "Fricken Dope", an equally intense bass gem that unleashes flawless vocal chops in automatic fashion during the drop. If that wasn't dope enough, he switches things up again with "Cool As Frick". The track showcases steely, hard elements that have a futuristic feel to them.
"Sick Jet Pack Bro" may have the most space-like soundscape of them all, though. Imagine aliens conversing on a spaceship while pressing away at a plethora of buttons they shouldn't be pushing. Now add a rippling, hollow synth that sporadically releases gusts of air. Now think back to the title and it all makes sense. The imagery is incredibly vivid.
Outside of the bass realm, Getter flexes his seasoned hip-hop production skills with frequent collaborator $uicideBoy$ on "2 High". While it is the only hip-hop production on the EP, the track's ominous, ambient pads and distorted vocals sync up with the project's cohesive sonic theme. Last but not least is the collection's sole future bass cut, "Something New", which imports beachside elements alongside a laid-back sequence of warm synths, splattering snares and a flute-based melody.
As a whole, Getter's Wat The Frick EP is stunningly diverse and engages its listeners in a multitude of settings, whether it be melancholy and dark or lively and bright. The project's titling also coincides with the branding of his stacked North American fall tour kicking off Sept. 6 in Toronto. The culmination of it all leads up to believe that the DJ/producer/entertainer is undoubtedly at the top of his game. Stream the seven-track project exclusively on TSIS and be sure to take a look at the dates of his upcoming North American Wat The Frick tour . Enjoy!
Bass players Barely Alive and Virtual Riot have tag teamed LDRU's single, "Next To You" feat. Savoi, to craft a massive dubstep creation that grinds, tears and slashes while preserving the original record's melodic presence.
"Next To You" is a tropical-inspired production with heavy percussion that drives the single into hybrid territory. Barely Alive and Virtual Riot's groggy saw synths and relentless wobbles solidify the tune as a bass weapon.
This is LDRU's second single on Ultra Music and follows "Keeping Score" feat. Paige IV, which was released independently in Sept. 2015 before being picked up by the label this year. Listen to the premiere of Barely Alive and Virtual Riot's remix of LDRU's latest output. Enjoy!
LDRU - Next To You (feat. Savoi) (Barely Alive x Virtual Riot Remix) | Purchase
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