This new release on Viper Recordings featuring newcomer Au5 contains 2 originals and 1 instrumental version, approaching a technical/melodic themed dubstep as we are familiarized with what the Viper roster brings us.
When most think of Crystal Castle, they think of the Canadian duo’s riotous, strobe-strewn live shows, or front woman Alice Glass’ manic yelps, or producer Ethan Kath’s paranoid synth static. They don’t think of the words coming out of Glass’ mouth– probably because nearly all of them are distorted beyond recognition. But they’re there. And they’re important to Crystal Castles.
On new album (III)— which you can listen to in full below, via Spotify– Glass’ lyrics attack various forms of oppression: religious, societal, governmental. Her overall outlook, as you might guess from her dying-animal delivery, is quite bleak. On “Insulin”, between claustrophobic bass hits, she cries: “Your first born will be accosted/ Fill their lungs with tar and sage/ Make the stem cells act their age.” Her message is unrelenting as it depicts a dystopia filled with disease, hypocrisy, and bride burnings– it makes The Matrix look like “Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood . And, as Glass explained to us over email, her words are even scarier because they’re all based on real-life injustices happening right now around the world. click here for the full interview
It wasn’t really that long ago when we reported earlier this year that the Key Crashers’ stand-out remix of Suga Boom Boom was at 400K on Spotify. The news had come as a welcome shock, given that it wasn’t long before that when we reported it was at 200k, meaning that the plays had rapidly […]
If you’ve been following the DL Down3r Official Fanpage we manage on Facebook, you might remember when DL Down3r shouted out Jack Parry and vice versa for their excellent collaboration on the Jack Parry Suga Boom Boom remix! And if you need a refresher, here’s both the shoutout vid AND some excellent dance footage our […]
Yung Grin is an artist who is guaranteed to put a grin on your face, with chill vibes that will put you in a relaxed mood and get the good times rolling. Whether his smooth flow comes in the form of one of our favourite tracks, Shishe, or in the more energetic and upbeat form […]