By: Jamie Reysen
Dubstep aficionado Omega (Chris Cox) released Burn EP Jan. 10 on MalLabel Music. In less than 12 minutes, the Colorado-based producer delivers heavy bass, wicked synth lines, and pop culture sound bytes with this impressive, 3-track release.
The appropriately titled “DADstep” kicks off the EP, with beats that seem to creep into unknown territory. Eerie, foreboding synth and hard quick drum beats lead up to the drop – twisted bass lines and chopped samples from the hilarious viral YouTube video, “David After Dentist.” Quotes like “Is this real life?” plus David’s highly medicated screams are given a new context as they blend seamlessly into Omega’s dubstep track.
Title track “Burn” begins with a slow, steady drum rhythm, and then The Dark Knight character Alfred Pennyworth’s memorable lines: “Some men aren’t looking for anything logic … Some men just want to watch the world burn.” These words set the stage for this song, which will immerse listeners in a sinister, Gotham-like soundscape. Then, Omega integrates creeping synth beats and warbling bass with the Joker’s sociopathic remarks: “I’m an agent of chaos … introduce a little anarchy.”
The last song, “Belly,” borrows a sample from Sin City protagonist Marv. He sneers, “I guess when I shot you in the belly, I aimed a little too high,” as Omega dives into this bass-drenched track, a thrilling and fitting finale for the album.
This 3-track EP accomplishes a lot, despite its short duration. The content on this release will excite dubstep fans, but its brevity will have them wanting more. Check out Omega’s Burn EP on Beatport.
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