By: Anand Harsh
Kudos to Valentin Brunn on the music in 100% No Bangers, but demerits for its misleading title.
Each of these tracks bangs in its own way.
The belated Xmas gift to fans wrapped up and released as a free download is a brand new, 3-track Virtual Riot EP, complete with glitch-hop galore, and some experimental leanings, along the way. Opener "Fuck Gravity" goes real hard. Plenty of bangin' about, but with style and class, as Brunn always manages. "Turn Up" is tongue-in-cheek, as there's no trap to be wary of, for all the haters, but instead, plenty of beautiful synth runs, reminiscent of his "Thwek" collab with Mr. Bill. Closer "Minimalist" is Brunn's take on chill-hop, a Vince Guaraldi-esque key intro takes us into a downtempo world of glittering melodies and whip-sharp snares.
It makes us grin from ear-to-ear to get this kind of sonic surprise in our inboxes after the holidays. It's the best stocking stuffer we got this year!
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