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Dizz1 – Everyday Grind EP – Review - Soapbox

Dizz1 – Everyday Grind EP – Review


In electronic music, people and producers are always looking to find the next big thing. Australian beat machine Dizz1 is certainly one of those characters. Now based in Brighton, his latest EP entitled “Everyday Grind” comes to us via his own brand new label “Tru Thoughts.” A number of extremely high profile vocalists are featured on the EP, and it is the combination of Dizz1’s production style and the specific vocalist’s vocal presence which makes this a great EP.

The EP opens with the first of these high profile names. Aloe Blacc makes a return and provides a useful vocal track around which Dizz1 has created a very trap influenced instrumental. This can be heard through the pulsating 808 drums and even the rhythmic qualities of the vocal. The track is unusual one, because although it feels slightly incomplete, that adds an unusual charm to the final product.

Even more pleasing was the guest appearance from acclaimed female vocalist Warrior Queen in “Real Bad Gyal.” Dizz1 provides a similar style of instrumental, with a clear additional set of Dancehall influences. The vocal track on this track is a lot more interesting and seems like less of a throw away product. A remix of this track is also on the EP, coming from Stereotyp. The remix really explores the fusion of trap and electronic dancehall elements to great effect.

The final track is similar to the first, the way that the instrumental has clearly been made with the vocalist in mind, that vocalist being Om’Mas Keith. Another instrumental clearly influenced by the trap phenomenon. The Royalson remix version of the track is a lot more interesting to listen to. Royalson salvages the vocal and redesigns a dark, techy drum and bass instrumental around it.

Despite the EP consisting of 11 tracks, the bulk is made up through acapella, remixes and instrumental versions of each track. This is always a good way supplying additional substance to EP’s and it also gives the listener a feeling of involvement, as they can see more about how the tracks have actually been constructed.

Overall the EP is good, but seems to lack the consistency of “Real Bad Gyal” throughout, which would’ve made it great. Be sure to purchase the EP by clicking here.

Words by Jay McDougall (@SleepYGee1)

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