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Favorite ThisTrolley Snatcha: Subtext EP Review

Published: February 16, 2012

By: Natty Morrison

The last time Trolley Snatcha released an album on Dub Police label, it was titled, “One Trick Pony.” But he’s since proved himself to be a stud with more than a few tricks up his sleeve, and on his newest EP release, “Subtext,” he continues to show why he’s one of the most sought-after producers in the EDM field.

At time, there’s so much going on in Trolley Snatcha’s new EP that it can be difficult to focus on any one thing. But at its core, Trolley Snatcha’s music is pure psychedelia, a hypnotic take on glitch and grime, with of hands-in-the-air trance builds and mid-range beatdowns that will leave you speechless. The point isn’t to try and pigeonhole the young producer’s sound; it’s to let the music wash over you, with low-end swells, sternum-shattering drum tracks and, of course, a level of energy unmatched by most of his peers.

The album opener, “Make My Whole World,” takes a woozy beat and smashes it together with sonic swoops, stuttered synth lines and even some Rocky-style horns for good measure. “Nasty Shit” might be a nasty beat, but it’s rooted in good-natured beauty. Well, that and a dubstep-croak that might very well be the definition of “massive.” “Giving Up” starts with an elegant piano line over a deep bass throb that elevates upwards until it swirls with all kinds of evil atmosphere. As the vocal line repeats, a woman screaming that she feels like, “Giving Up.” I can only hope Trolley Snatcha doesn’t follow his vocalist’s advice. This guy has no reason to give up; he’s way too good. And on the album’s closer, “The Jungle,” elements of early Justice and UK dubstep race to the finish line in a marathon of glitched out melody lines and fractured beats that will make your hair stand up on end. Do yourself a favor and pick up this EP, before he snatches you up.


Tags: Dubstep