North America has seen a revival of the classic dubstep sound in recent years and few are doing better than Vancouver-based MYTHM. He put out numerous releases this past year including an EP on Artikal Music founded by 140 legend J:Kenzo. His releases and dubplates have caught the attention of countless dubstep icons. His new EP Angst, out via Wormhole Music Group, showcases his sound design prowess as well as a knack for collaboration, as he teams up with Wraz., dope, Frigid, and Ashez across the project.
MYTHM is set for a very busy summer, as he is scheduled to perform at numerous iconic music festivals. He just wrapped up appearances at Infrasound and The Untz, as well as a set in the boiler in Atlanta for Define Everything Future. He will be gracing the festival stage at Lightning In A Bottle, Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge, Yonderville, and Shambhala. If you are hitting any of those fests, do NOT miss his set.
The EP’s eponymous lead track perfectly encapsulates what makes the MYTHM project so great. Slower than a typical 140bpm track, “Angst” utilizes a cruel, punishing beat and a devastating bassline to set an ominous precedent for the rest of this EP to come.
“Wicked Ways,” with Wraz., employs a more traditional 140bpm structure as a bevy of hi-hats sits on top of the mix. The song’s variable bassline gives it incredible danceability. “Vandals,” a collaboration with dope, is much more on the experimental side. What it lacks in percussion and typical structure, it makes up for in distorted bass patches.
“Menace,” with Frigid, uses a similarly slow BPM to “Angst” while utilizing trap-style hi-hats to push the pace. Last and most certainly not least is “MURK”, with Ashez, and boy is it a doozy. “MURK” uses a flurry of some of the toughest bass stabs I’ve ever heard, certain to piere your eardrums.
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