Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WRECKVGE & Brevis - King Kong (VIP)

It feels like a long time ago when I was really into festival trap, and its no coincidence that its been labeled as illiterate bro beats after champion of the sub-genre, Carnage put his foot firmly in his mouth. But as with any sub-genre, there's good and bad, and I do believe I've found some good today with this VIP version of Serbian duo, WRECKVGE and Bulgarian Brevis' creation, "King Kong."

It's got all the hallmarks of festival trap, all kinds of hands-in-the-air intensity, a drop that demands the masses to jump up and down in unison, and a bright build to contrast the darkness of the almost hardstyle heaviness of the drop. It succeeds in one upping the original, as that's the idea behind a VIP (which means variation in production, not very important person). From the rising synths in the build, to the vocal samples, trap fills, and gargantuan bass drum, each element comes together to create a siren song of sorts, calling out to the titular creature. The track itself summons listeners to the festival stage, sending them back to their early anthropoid nature, imitating the sovereign of Skull Island. The VIP version of "King Kong" can be caged and displayed for free from either Click DJ or ToneDen.