Published: March 21, 2013
By: Jacob Pace
Bass prodigy and tech expert for The Untz Shy Guy Says recently released his highly-anticipated Boss Battles EP. This four-track EP features an inspiring mix of divergent bass music with a treasure chest full of video game references. On top of that, the impressive cover art by Nicholas Love sets the scene for the package.
Shy Guy opens the EP with “Sand Pit," a rattling original with a clearcut trap influence. Its nasally bassline fused with 8-bit synths give the track a delicate melodic flavor to counteract the chest-beating bass.
"U,U,D,D,L,R,L,R,B,A,Select, Start" references the most well-known cheat in video game history: the Konami Code. The track has a mischievous tone which pairs perfectly with the sensation of the trap synths.
"The Princess" is the album's standout. Its cascading melody and roaring trap beats make it an absolute banger to your ears. Now you'll never make fun of your buddy who always chooses Princess Peach in Mario Kart. Well... maybe a little.
Last but not least is the title track, "Boss Battle," which offers extreme bass vibes and melodic trap builds. In my opinion, this track was an appropriate coda to the Boss Battles EP. The collection is out now via IndyMojo.com, so grab your copy while it's fresh!