DMVU releases 7-track ‘Chemicals’ EP on WAKAAN
For lovers of heavy bass, most are familiar with DMVU‘s single “Chemicals,” which made instant waves right out the gate. Now the Colorado-based producer returns with his seven-track EP of the same title under the illustrious WAKAAN banner. Just a couple of months out from the success of this banger, DMVU brings further creativity to the table with the complete collection.
“When I was writing these tracks, I had been in a creative rut for a while,” said DMVU in a press release. “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.”
Moving through the distorted, guttural selections on “Break It,” you are met by the booming thumps “Digitoxin,” which neatly leads into the EP’s memorable title track. Expect robotic jerks and stammers with “Computer Beats,” while “Fire and Earth” goes in slower with dub undertones. “Blastin” features further unique sampling and tempo switches, before “Up in Discussion” cements DMVU’s bold sonic manipulation with slick vocals and punchy percussion.
“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. All of a sudden I had an amalgamation of sounds that just seemed kind of over-the-top. After some fine-tuning I started putting them over these really slow drums I had been making and 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.”