WAKAAN make a stellar follow-up to DMVU‘s single ‘Chemicals,’ with an EP of the same name. Out tomorrow through Liquid Stranger’s label are a total of seven tracks written and produced superbly by the Colorado hailing artist.
He explains how the collection came after writer’s block, sharing: “When I was writing these tracks, I had been in a creative rut for a while. I had just got off a tour with Dirt Monkey and kind of felt like all my energy had been depleted. I knew I wanted to write something heavy and glitchy but I just wasn’t really able to get into the swing of things. One day I just kind of started sampling obscure things, like fax machines, telephones, dolphins (lol) and doing a lot of crazy processing on all of it… low and behold, the “Chemicals” EP came into fruition. I got to test them all on the tour I did after that and people were very receptive. I’m glad some distorted 808s and seal noises get the kids as hype as I get.”
One of our top picks from the EP is ‘Up In Discussion,’ which we have got for you as an exclusive premiere below. You can buckle up for powerful surges of percussion and layers of vocals, all finished off with that high-octane vibe DMVU is known for delivering.
Take a listen below and be sure to cop the EP for New Music Friday!