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NastyNasty - Poison Flavored EP [RWINA015]

Rwina Records on October 03, 2011 11:09

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    NastyNasty – Poison Flavored EP [RWINA015] *on orange/yellow vinyl* Releasedate: 14/11

    NastyNasty is a staple of San Francisco's vibrant music scene and a prominent member of the Bay Area's latest all-star musical team; Frite Nite ( also home to the likes of EPROM and B. Bravo) His implacable sound is the result of a melting pot of influences that includes southern rap, IDM, turf, dubstep and god knows what else. Speaking of his music The Fader magazine said "in a time when every third dude is attempting dubstep's wobble to varying results, this is refreshing to hear". NastyNasty's music is essentially an unpredictable grab bag that always surprises and never disappoints. The Reef, released on Frite Nite, is ultra-compressed, bit-crushed mayhem. Sort of like skweee put through a concrete mixer. Then there is his Planet Mu debut, the No Names 12", where dancefloor friendly dubstep is re-imagined in his own unique fashion with swathes of harsh frequencies and terrorizing bass.

    More recently, NastyNasty has been rolling out a steady stream of productions moving in a restless, quicksilver hip-hop direction. These tracks don‟t stay still for longer than a few bars and unfold rapidly over a few short minutes combining hip hop's headnod and swing with chest-crushing subs and electronic flavours that make for truly memorable dancefloor jams.All of which leads the man to the "Poison Flavored" EP on Rwina Records. The EP takes NastyNasty's meticulous sonic aesthetic to new levels of awe. It's a high definition tale of modern lovers in a land of thieves and hustlers. The EP opens with „Sweaty Bodies‟, coming in at a breakneck 55 bpm! The song twists and churns with washed out vocal chops juxtaposed atop thudding drums. Despite resting on a foundation of rather perverse bass sounds, the song reveals a soft underbelly of sweeping synths and vocal trickery. Expanding on NastyNasty's more sentimental faire this track stands out as something a bit more... kinky? With „Jelly‟ the Bay Area maestro delivers retro futurism in a hip hop format. NastyNasty flexes analog synth manipulation, cantankerous drum patterns and sub bass worthy of a DMZ dance and makes the whole sound like piloting a spacecraft full of Flash Gordon baddies. Watch the drop, it's a 360 degree turn that'll shred the space time continuum. „Hydra‟ starts with atmospheric pads that quickly dissolve into a lone arpeggio before dropping full swing into heavy duty bass. The track journeys through meticulous synth work and ends up changing tempo in a wash of pads and disembodied leads. Last but not least is „Legionnaire‟, a trip of sonic exploration in NastyNasty's unique style. Legionnaire rises up to the harrowing heights of synthesis and plunges down to the swamp-feeding lows of bass trickery. The only question appropriate being: are you ready?
    “Poison Flavored” on Amsterdam's Rwina Records is the sound of hip-hop from the future far ahead of us: a melting pot of musical influences and electronic experimentation that sends dancefloors wild without compromising on the musicality and emotions.

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