Protohype – Encore Ep | Featured Review

On a day that was otherwise yet another bleak Tuesday, up and coming producer / DJ Protohype released his latest EP entitled Encore and has made quite the impression with the 5 track compilation. If this is your first encounter with Protohype and his music you are in for more than a treat. Protohype builds a solid soundscape of electro-dubstep vibes from beginning to end that will hook and entertain any and all who hit the play button on this all out amazing project. The EP is complimented by features including the likes of Datsik, Duelle, Ras and Jeff Sontag who all of which only enhance the general feel of the project and give each track its own unique sound. Protohype keeps the listener on their toes with attention to detail production wise and a great use of surprise build ups, drops and all out change ups on the tracks that will have you hitting the replay button on at least one, if not all the songs.

After listening all the way through I did come across two records that really left a lasting impression. The first of which had to be the title track “Encore” which will hook you instantly with a solid dubsteb vibe on the beat that  is held down like no other by Ras’ hard hitting well received verses. The drops are simple yet effective and show off Protohype’s ear for well produced music. You will find yourself vibing out to the song much like you would to the sounds of a hip-hop record with a cool consistent feel.

My second pick from the EP, “Zero,” which was produced by both Datsik and Protohype is an all out dubstep hit that is topped off by a sick “I don’t give a f*ck” sample which will be stuck in your head for a minute after the track ends. The record is consistent, full of energy and will keep you strait up rocking out all the way to the end. I must comment upon the mysterious laugh that presents itself about half way through the song. I honestly thought someone was behind me when I first heard it. Well played guys, I am more than positive you surprised everyone who has heard this strategically place laugh!

All in all I got to give it up to Protohype, Encore proved to be an entertaining EP from beginning to end and has definitely filled my hunger for new Protohype music for at least a month, maybe two. I give the project a solid 8/10 and look forward seeing what the future holds for Protohype and his music! #BOOM!

Protohype – Encore EP // Beatport


QuESt – Hunger (Prod. By 6ix)

This is out first impression of QuESt but there were many clues pointing to him being a hot act as soon as we stumbled upon his new record “Hunger.” First the guy is currently working with Visionary Music Group which is pretty well-known for spawning great acts all around. Second The record was produced by 6ix which hinted at a solid beat that delivers. With that said as soon as you hit the play button on this one you will be instantly hooked by QuESt’s hard-hitting fast passed flow which does a great job of not only hold the attention of any and all who hit the play button but also keeps things both entertaining and interesting from beginning to end. We’ll definitely be on the look out for more from QuESt but for now I’ll be rockin “Hunger” the rest of the week!

QuESt – Hunger (Prod. By 6ix) // Stream Only


OCD: Moosh & Twist Ft. D-Pryde – Get It Got It Go (Official Music Video)

Moosh & Twist just released the visuals for their hard-hitting hip hop joint entitled “Get It Got It Go” featuring D-Pryde‘s. If this is your first time encountering the record you will be hooked right off the bat by a bass heavy beat which is merked from begging to end by gnarly verses delivered by all three rappers present on the track. Bi sound from start to finish, definitely a song you can party to. The visuals feature a “Day In The Life Of” kinda concept which proves to be both entertaining and interesting to watch as the video plays out. Dope track, sick video, check it out below!

OCD: Moosh & Twist Ft. D-Pryde – Get It Got It Go // iTunes

Ron Pop

Ron Pope – A Drop In The Ocean

This song was released some where around 2012 I believe but I had to give it a post. On most days at work I listen to the Lorde station on Pandora. Lucky for me Ron Pope is a constant artist that comes on rotation on that station. His song “A Drop In The Ocean” is no doubt one of those records you have heard before and always wondered just who sang it, welp here you go. If this is your first time encountering the song you are in for a real treat. This one will capture your attention with a cool piano medley on the track which proves to be the perfect bed for Ron Pope’s infectious vocals from beginning to end. Can’t stop listening to this one, check it out below!

Ron Pope – A Drop In The Ocean // Stream Only


Ariana Grande Ft. Iggy Azalea – Problem (Dawin Remix)

I know what every one of you is thinkin right now… “Come on Espi, how you gonna post yet another remix to this played out main stream hit.” Well to that I say hit the play button and find out for yourself. I don’t know much about Dawin but I gotta say I am very much impressed by his sick new remix to Ariana Grande‘s “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea. Dawin shed a cool new moombahton / pop / electro light on the record that will have you hitting the replay button a couple times after the record ends. Definitely somethin’ you can throw on at your next get together or rock out to in the car! #BOOM!

Ariana Grande Ft. Iggy Azalea – Problem (Dawin Remix) // Stream Only


E-V Feat. Lorine Chia & MGK – Good Time (Official Video)

In the weeks leading up to the release of the “Good Time” music video featuring Lorine Chia & MGK, E-V did a great job of building a multitude of anticipation which for fans paid off in a huge way! If this is your first time encountering the record you will be instantly hooked by an upbeat party vibe which acts as a solid / entertaining catalyst for the entire record. Lorine Chia’s vocals are a welcomed and complimenting element of the song which gives the listener something to grasp as the track plays out. MGK comes through with a hard-hitting verse topping off the track and giving it that lil’ somethin’ extra we all look for in any record one would consider a hit. The video encompasses a day in the life of E-V concept which does a great job of enhancing the entire mood of  the record as a whole and gives the viewer a little insight as to how E-V has a “Good Time” on a day-to-day basis. The video is dope and the track is on point from beginning to end. Definitely can’t wait for more from E-V but until then I’ll be rockin’ out to “Good Time” for a whole minute! #BOOM!

E-V Feat. Lorine Chia & MGK – Good Time // Download Track