Well howdy there folks. Can’t rightly say I heard you fellas come in, shucks.
Today, we here at Rager Onions proudly present to you another release that’s fresh off the presses over at DUSTLA. And for the last god damn time, no. We are assuredly NOT talking about OWSLA. We heard the new Skrillex ok? We’re just trying to talk about something else here. So just drop it.
Moving on, D-U-S-T-L-A, who is definitely not owned by Sonny Moore, does indeed share a few common musical threads with its similarly monikered mega-label from LA. Besides offering listeners uncanny EDM jams with “massive drops and rough, fat basslines,” DUSTLA prides itself on how their repertoire of producers follow these intensely clamorous pieces of electronic psychosis.
Utilizing their superior production knowhow, the lineup over at DUSTLA, which includes artists like: Karetus, ak9, Spag Heddy, I.Y.F.F.E., Alex Mind and Shirobon, elegantly and almost effortlessly laces “melodic” and “innocent breakdowns” with other intensely complex, filthier sections to amalgamate a style truly unique to this up-and-coming label. Promising prospective listeners “fresh talent” and “unique new styles”, DUSLTA will keep that infectious, thunder-like euphony rolling out of your speakers with each and every release.
Recently, I was turned onto this next electronic dance musician, William Gonzalez, or Pyramyth, by a buddy of mine working over at the label (D to the USTLA). When I was informed that Mr. Gonzalez would be releasing a 4 track EP (which dropped about a week ago now) titled “Pharaoh” on DUSLTA, I was nothing short of ecstatic in anticipation. Then, after I actually got a chance to listen to this piece of art, it was all smiles for the rest of that day.
I mean fuck, I’m still smiling.
Employing a hefty portfolio of both modern and classic electronic techniques, Pyramyth applies his own brand of nostalgic, chip-tune influenced, glitch style to opening track, “The Pharaoh.” This has got to be our favorite of the quartet. From here, this Mexican producer delves into the more macabre side of the electric spectrum with “Gravity Gun”, an Electro House banger on par with any of the beats from the geniuses over at Knife Party, and “Taco Bass”, an enigmatically erratic yet melodic dubstep production.
Lastly, Pyramyth steps into a more unfamiliar territory in terms of production methods with his final song on the EP, “Miami Borderline Syndrome.” The result is a beautifully diverse, trap-resemblant jam with hints of complextro Nu Disco funk.
Check it out. Hell, while you’re at it, check them out!