TBR: 30th August
Born and brought up in Columbia, this Brooklyn-based musician is celebrating a great run of music since They Told Us It Was Hard, But They Were Wrong. The remix which followed took Ela Minus even further into the labyrinth of DJ repertoires around the globe. Now, we wait with white knuckle enthusiasm for the next offering. Megapunk is a short and snappy number, like the title, and makes use of all the techno wizkiddery Ela Minus has to offer plus a smashing vocal element.
It begins with a heady rhythm layered in snares, hats, and bass. Vocal rolls in riding an open-top car. The breezy delivery whisks through our hair as the accelerator pushes on. The lyrics unfold like a rock song, build-ups in the composition frame an elevation in the musical surge. Heavy and sweeping synthesisers dance with droplets of shifting key. Thorough dissipation of energy across each section of the music, there's nothing we can't grab hold of.
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Rowan Blair Colver for The Electro Review.