The best thing about drum and bass is the variety of creativity that comes from all the tastemakers.This week we some creative and sleek drum and bass from Austria’s own Screamarts. Coming with a tasty 3 track EP from EKOU Recordings that is special in its own right. Building upon each track, the track evolves as a concept as you listen to each one is a tasteful manner. So lets dive into the 3 part story that is the Dystopia EP.
Starting low and slow is Omen. And when I mean low, I mean low. With an ethereal vocal that drifts amongst bass and menacing bass, this track starts you on the journey of this ep. The meat of the track can be described as thick, with a growling low bass with lumbering drums that give it a dark yet soothing feel. It ties together the main elements that are further expanded upon within the next track. But this track stands on its own with mighty strength.
The second step in the journey comes to Lockdown. Starting with low chords and musical motif you should remember, with dark whispers that just flutter just beyond your recognition. Then with a build-up, we kick up the pace with some good neuro. With more a steady beat, the track groves one with low bass and beautiful female vocals that reverberate through the track. Titering between smooth and rough, this track is the perfect stepping stone to the final act.
Now that the Omen was heard and the Lockdown has ended, now it is time for Dystopia. Twisting together the dark vibes of Omen and the frame and motifs of Lockdown, Dystopia takes all of that then blasts it off into a stomper. Colored by a buzzsaw reese bass and stepping drums, the title track closes out this 3 part story with heavy bass and dark vibes.
Screamarts has given a tasteful and refreshing EP that shows that even in 3 short tracks you can tell a musical story. If you are a fan of that dark sound, this is an EP to get ASAP.