We could talk for days about Gammatoid Swiftblade, an American Dubstep artist that kicks off 2019 with a brand new 4-track material entitled ‘N/A’. With over 5 years experience in music production, he’s already a true master of the wub-wub bass. To the surprise of many, his debut EP is literally impressive and highly experimental. Inspired by the atomic energy era and the nuclear fear of the 60s, he wants to rewrite the past in order to redefine his sound. Dubstep doesn’t have to be repetitive, on the contrary, he makes sure everything flows in a dynamic way. Clearly, he revolutionizes how music is made these days by incorporating innovative SFX but also retro 8-bit synths, blending the old with the new. On a side note, in just the first week, ‘N/A’ hit 31K streams at global level (reaching more than 40 countries). Discover my first impressions by reading this exclusive track-by-track review below.
1 – Atomic From the outset, he takes us to a plethora of unique sounds. Creatively, he uses vintage samples that recall the concerns of a nuclear war. With a touch of retrofuturism, the rockish beats imply we’re talking about loud and aggressive Dubstep.
2 – Trance Somehow, the beautiful female vocals ease the sense of tension that evokes this track. In my opinion, it portrays a nice contrast. Apart from this, the chiptune-esque sounds will reverberate in your ears noting a high timbre.
3 – Alone I love the intro, it feels majestic due to the saxophone solo, which will keep us hooked right to the end. Also, a hypnotic tick-tock rhythm gives it a special touch prior to its wub-filled explosion.
4 – N/A Trust me, despite its the final number, the energy seems to never slow down. Here Gammatoid Swiftblade will make your heart pump very hard with its monstrous drops. Once again, his love for 80s Nintendo or Atari console games come into its own through some extra sick beats. Enjoy it!