This past Monday saw another installment in the M.U.D. legacy take form in three tracks from Demon, the label’s founder and head honcho. Raff has taken he and his team along an immense journey from the depths of the UK underground to a reach that is now globally recognized. Demon just recently made his debut appearance in the United States, playing Sub.Mission (Denver) with Youngsta and at Subverse in New York, giving the stateside fam’ some first-hand dosage of the ‘M.U.D. life’ musical values. Unfortunately he wasn’t able to make it out to Cali so I didn’t get to catch him, but I’m sure people are going to be left fiending after that little taste, and we’ll have him out here again in no time.
As the momentum continues in the unrelenting release schedule of the Macabre Unit collective, Demon cements his feet at the forefront of his label with three immaculate pieces of music, each tackling separate realms within the dark and twisted canopy of dubstep. ‘Judgement Day’ rudely sets the stage for the EP. The eastern vocals will instantly hook your attention as it provides some sense of reassurance, despite the beats overall aesthetic of impending doom. The jungle breaks programmed halfway through add a refreshing flavor before the song harks back down it’s path of stuttered drums and sinister pads……. ‘Manipulation’ ft. Beezy is quite what you would expect, I’m sure. Demon’s clean production abilities laced with Beezy’s highly-acclaimed vocal styles, generally containing lyrical content along the lines of brainwash, new world order, disease, government corruption, and various other happy elements that come along with the human experience 😉 The beat carries a heavy half-step skeleton, with LFO mod on the sub helping it pulsate through the space left by the drums. Beezy’s voice is just as G as it gets – always. The closing track for the EP, ‘Bad Trip’, is my favorite off the release. The lead synth progression immediately had me dialed into this one. The amount of detail that went into this beat just seems mental. There are so many subtle components within, tailing kick drums and sub notes to create an unrivaled amount of groove and bounce throughout the beat. The panning creates a sense of disorientation as sounds are constantly weaving back-and-forth within the mix. I imagine it would do the same amount of damage to the dance floor as Seven’s ‘Picture This’ off his Evolution LP released towards the end of last year.
The release dropped last Monday, March 25th, and is available in digital format only. You can snag the release from all major online retailers but below are a couple links to do so:
BEATPORT || JUNO DOWNLOAD || CHEMICAL RECORDS
Be sure to stay linked with M.U.D./M.U.V. and Demon with the links below:
DEMON | FACEBOOK || SOUNDCLOUD |
M.U.D./M.U.V. | FACEBOOK || SOUNDCLOUD |
I’ll catch you next time fam’. I’ve got a really dope release to highlight tomorrow for the deep house heads. Be on the look!