Mad Decent (the label that just doesn’t stop giving) has graced us with yet another freebie. But that’s not to say that this is a sub-par production – in fact it’s quite the opposite. Let me explain.
Russian producer 813 (Alexander Goryachev) is a futuristic musical genius, and his EP “XOXO” is nothing short of a masterpiece. You could say it’s grungy trap meets silky smooth jazz; fun and games meets the symphony orchestra. I’d say it’s Baauer meets Mariah Carey meets Frank Sinatra!
Starting off with the self-titled track “XOXO”; a fresh blend of classic hip-hop, bright R&B vocals and a lazy sunday guitar – plus those trappy snare rolls that you’ll never get sick of. We then get fooled into thinking we’re listening to Ariana Grande’s newest single; but wait for it, there’s the grunge! We’ve been smacked silly with some hard kicks and a dirty ass bass. Lastly we are back with more wondrous rhythm and blues – I’m just waiting for the birds to come chirping.
813’s EP brings passion, excitement and “more energy than a new born baby could fathom”. Other than the length of each tracks it leaves nothing to be desired. This will be the perfect start to your week – I can guarantee it.
813 – XOXO EP | Free Download |