A staple name in big room high energy electronic music for over a decade, pioneer of the UK’s ‘Nu-Skool Breaks’ movement, and co producer of leftfield proto-dubstep hit ‘Creator’ by Santigold, FreQ Nasty is switching it up again, as usual. The new single ‘Why?’ feat. Spoonface blends the EDM Trap sound of his adopted home in the West Coast of America with his trademark dubbed out funkadelica, creating a distinctive and full flavored 808 Bassline bouillabaisse that reaches for the heart as well as the feet.
Featuring a haunting vocal full of longing and loss from serial collaborator Spoonface, ‘Why’ contemplates the inexplicable nature of humankind and why we do what we do to each other, a theme more explicitly rendered in the hard hitting artwork.
Highly moving and controversial to some, Why’s intense artwork shows a message far stronger than any billboard or magazine ever could…
“Why is about a person with a family and a life just like you and me – being tortured. I don’t take it lightly. As many politicians and the media purposefully deny the connection between war and our desire for $ and ‘stuff’ (in all it’s forms) we have to ask questions…” –FreQ Nasty
On remix duties, Snareophobe comes with variations on the contemplative tone, injecting a dose of jacked up interstellar funk to the proceedings, and Mr. Bill delivers a driving melodic Future Garage cut with some tasty glitch trimmings. The OriGinALz experiment with muscular mid-tempo Neuro-funk transitioning into a Crunked out Drumstep vibe…. a dope remix in it’s own right and a perfect switch up tune for DJ’s changing genres mid set.
Never afraid to question the world around him, FreQ Nasty continues to push the boundaries with this sonorous and ever moving EP.
Why? feat. Spoonface
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[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/129701524″ params=”color=ff9900&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]’Why?’ feat. Spoonface is out now through High Chai.