There must be something in the water. First there was Control Machete (and of course Toy Selectah) then the whole 3Ball MTY explosion now Monterrey gives us Ezekiel. The young Mexican producer has been making waves in all the right places for his fusion of splintered “bass” styles (dubstep, trap, hip-hop, juke), creating fresh music that manages to stand out in the sea of bad imitations.
Yesterday, Paris based label Moveltraxx released Ezekiel’s EP “Life Begins at Night“. The producer has already been hyped by taste makers (including mentions from MTV Iggy and the Diplo blessing on his BBC Radio 1 show) and the EP lives up to the hype. The artwork might be questionable but the music hits the spot.
“Irreversible” is a hard hitting hip-hop with splinters of raving bass and spilling snares while hit “Drop Ur Ass” pushes the lines between Juke and Dubstep. “Last Rave” is the weakest on the EP (but put that down to personal preference) yet all is saved by final cut “Aguacate”. Lots of attitude and swagger but some quality producing to back it up. The music grabs and hints at influences from the spectrum of bass music but manages to craft a sound that is original, captivating and sure to make an impact on a dancefloor. Exciting things to come. You can pick up the EP from iTunes, Beatport and Juno.