Blanke and DEATHPACT have released their long-awaited collab “Mitosis” off of Zeds Dead’s Deadbeats Records. “Mitosis” comes to us from two artists who are absolutely blowing up right now and for good reason, which we now unpack for your reading pleasure.
Going alphabetically first we must discuss Blanke and the tear he has been on in 2021. Blanke’s 2021 has included releases on labels such as Ophelia, Mau5trap, and Downright as well as an insane tour schedule and the debut of a brand new DnB alias ÆON:MODE. I’ve been hearing it for years, but with artists like Blanke adopting a full DnB alias and playing shows with Brownies and Lemonade in LA, this could finally be the year that DnB becomes big in the US.
But I digress. On to the other half of this powerhouse collab, the enigmatic masked production mastermind known only as DEATHPACT.
Not to be topped by their collaborative partner, DEATHPACT has been having a killer year as well. After taking a brief hiatus from releasing music, DEATHPACT returned with a vengeance in 2021 to release parts one and two of their SPLIT // PERSONALITY EP. Both were excellent displays of their distinct sound and production quality. Not stopping there, their REZZ collab, “Chemical Bond” has been making mainstream waves as the featured track in the new Apple M1 Macbook Commercial.
Fans have been clamoring for “Mitosis” since it was first debuted at EDC Las Vegas earlier this year. The track features classic elements of each of the component producers’ styles and, as is the mark of any collaboration, brings us more than the sum of its parts. It opens with emotional female vocals and a slow build. Up to a minute into the song the listener still has no idea of what is to come. Then right on the 1:07 mark, a filthy drop comes in and the bass face runs rampant. The breakdown returns to the same emotional vocals and then BAM, the second drop comes in harder than the first.
Check out “Mitosis” below and let us know what you think in the comments!
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