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Favorite ThisDilemn: Talk About Us EP Review

Published: July 18, 2012
By: Jordan Calvano

First MSD and Habstrakt, and now Dilemn—the French are jumping feet first into the bass game. Gauvain Fargeot aka Dilemn, of Toulouse, France is an all out beast when it comes to dropping infectious soundscapes. His thunderous tunes contain addicting synth lines, which bounce against tenacious drum patters and tantalizing vocal progressions. This can be experienced on relentless original tracks like the ones "Always Continue" and "Never Stop", and ominous revamps of artists like Porter Robinson and Mr. Tools that feature non-stop energy from start to finish. 
On his first release with Audioporn, Talk About Us, the French mastermind unleashes a rambunctious EP that encapsulates a slew of different genres on each song to keep its listener’s on their feet.
The title track kicks things off with the death-, or at least, sore throat-defying vocal chords of London-based vocalist Ayah Marar, who spices up the cut as Fargeot provides the backdrop to this edgy song that will have listeners pressing repeat. Cuts like this show just how far and fast Dilemn has progressed.
 “Watts Of Funkin” stays true to its name, and unloads an unlimited supply of funk as bass filled, dubbed-out synth lines and charismatic drum sections pave the way for this rambunctious tune. “Two Points” is filled with bright guitar samples, which will quickly suck any listener right in as destructive dub womps and aggressive vocal samples strike throughout.
 “Afraid Of Change” is a reggae influenced, dubbed out cut that opens up at a slower pace, but eventually progresses into an eccentric banger that will have anyone tuned in going wild from the second this bad boy drops.
Talk About Us is a remarkable release from an artist who is just hitting his striding, and evolving at an incredible rate while developing a unique and dance worthy sound. 

Tags: DubstepElectro