It's simply impossible to mistake a Kill The Noise track; the dubstep icon has made a production career out of sounding like nothing else in the genre. His tried and true combination of filthy drops, absurd samples, and bouncing basslines has kept dancefloors moving since the 'Kill Kill Kill' EP dropped in 2011. Since then, Jake Stanczak has released a diverse rotation of tracks in multiple genres that still manage to maintain the KTN charm. After dropping an absolute classic in the form of the 'Black Magic EP' , expectations were high for his first full-length LP.
Prior to its release, singles from 'Occult Classic' featuring the likes of Dillon Francis and Tommy Trash provided two very distinct sounds. This seems to be the general theme for the entire LP, as each track sounds nothing like the one before it; their's not a single instance where the album gets formulaic. 'Occult Classic' is a perfectly balanced mixture of everything fans have come to love from the artist. A track with ridiculous vocals? Check. A ragga track with filthy drops? Absolutely. A track with Feed Me? Well, duh.
Its easy to appreciate the individuality of each track on the LP. While it may seem to lack a concise sound, 'Occult Classic' leaves listeners with a bit of everything that's to love about the producer. That, combined with an excellent cast of featured artists (AWOLNATION and Stalking Gia really shine on their tracks), really tie the whole project together. As a Kill the Noise fan, its hard to be disappointed with Occult.
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