Kaiju – Envy – ft Jack Gates (Seven Sins)
KAIJU – SEVEN SINS (DEEP MEDI MUSIK)
Label: Deep Medi Musik
Album: Seven Sins
Release Date: 12/08/16
Kaiju are excited to announce their debut album dropping on the mighty Deep Medi Musik.
Kaiju, have been running dub plate dance since early 2011 with a string of releases dropping on the legendary Osiris and recently signed exclusive to Deep Medi Musik, where they’ve flourished over two insane release “Justice” & “Burn Down Babylon”.
Not quite content with their workflow Kaiju have just announced their debut album “Seven Sins” which features the likes of Gantz, Total Science, Jack Gates & Riya.
Kaiju & Jack Gates kick start with “Envy” a great way to begin the album with Jacks smooth vocal tones and a hypnotic synth pad that resonates in the background. The soft intro is underlined with a heavy bottom end but never takes over the intended mellow vocals and jungle like atmosphere.
“Greed” starts to turn up the energy levels with a more dance floor focused bass rumble, accompanied with an onslaught of 90’s jungle stabs and midrange bass tares that would intrigue any Dub-step fan.
“Pride” definitely turns up the terror levels with a sound that could only be described as a syncopated industrial sounding machine on the move through a moody salvage yard. The chugging of movement conjures up a story in your mind where you’re strapped in for a head-nodding ride.
“Sloth” takes on a more stripped back approach with percussive elements surrounding a big kick drum, which hugs the sub bass. As described in the title “Sloth” trundles through with a lazy chilled feel.
“Gluttony” which features the sounds of Gantz steps back into a more tare out sublow style of Dub-step, increasing the intensity with a drum pattern switch halfway through changing the pace and style.
“Wrath” takes you on a space walk around a deserted space station while treating you to a drunken jazz ensemble. The snare becomes an integral focus while the soundscape continues to stay allusive and eerie.
“Lust” by far the lead track on the album comes from Kaiju & Total Science, along with the beautiful vocals from Riya. Although not quite recognisable, Riya’s vocals have dropped a few semi tones so meld into the hypnotic production both Kaiju and Total Science have created.
The percussion and lead pad throughout the track holds the attention while Ryia’s true vocals are slowly unveiled and filtered in to create a moody but blissful finish to the whole album.