Bangarang Ep(Explicit Version) CD (2012)

Artist: Skrillex

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Product Overview


Label BIG Beat/atlantic Records/ada
SKU 227688762
UPC 075678825767
UPC 14 00075678825767
Format CD
Release Date 1/17/2012
Author Skrillex
Associated Artist/Work Angelakos, Michael
Associated Artist/Work Diplo
Associated Artist/Work Marley, Damian
Technical Info
Engineer Skrillex
Producer Skrillex
CatalogID 7567882576
Lable Name WEA (Distributor)
Released 01/24/2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 30m : 9s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075678825767
Musical Guests
Ellie Goulding
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixer: Skrillex.
Recording information: The Mothership; The Village, Los Angeles, CA.
Nominated for five Grammy Awards, shortlisted for the prestigious BBC Sound of 2012 poll, and courted by everyone from Chicago producer Kaskade to metal icons Korn, former From First to Last frontman Sonny Moore's transition from post-hardcore vocalist to dubstep producer couldn't have realistically gone any smoother. However, despite his unprecedented success, there's still a question as to whether he can apply his now trademark, demonic, wobble bass drops and thumping syncopated beats to a whole album. Named after the battle cry of the lost boys in Steven Spielberg's Hook, his fourth consecutive EP Bangarang (also his first Top 40 entry in both the U.K. and U.S.) suggests he'll have to be on his game on the forthcoming full-length Voltage if he's to avoid an Emperor's New Clothes scenario. While the bombastic Wall of Sound displayed on 2010's Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites initially provided a unique take on the U.K. dubstep genre, Skrillex's lack of progression means there's a distinct sense of d?j? vu among its seven tracks, particularly on the relentless, scattershot bleeps, chopped-up vocal hooks, and repetitive loops of opener "Right In" and the rap-metal fusion of "Kyoto." Even when he does think outside the box -- as on "Right on Time," a percussive, hard house collaboration with 12th Planet and Kill the Noise which eventually builds into a feverish slice of happy hardcore, and "The Devil's Den," a chaotic hook-up with Wolfgang Gartner which takes in everything from old-school rave to ska to techno -- the results are more headache-inducing than thrilling. There are a few more encouraging signs, such as the Doors-featuring "Breakin' a Sweat," which combines proggy guitar hooks, psychedelic organ chords, and Jim Morrison samples with a snarling, Prodigy-esque vocal and a filthy slab of dub bass to produce one of the year's most unexpectedly successful partnerships, and the multi-layered trance of closer "Summit," given an ethereal sheen thanks to Ellie Goulding's lilting tones, both of which suggest Skrillex should utilize his melodic leanings more often. But overall, Bangarang is a disappointingly formulaic affair which hints for the first time that the wheels may soon slowly begin to fall off. ~ Jon O'Brien
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.63) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Skrillex is a magician....The 23-year-old's bass-crushing, hyperpaced populism is undiluted..."
Disc 1
1 Right In
2 Bangarang - (featuring Sirah)
3 Breakin' a Sweat
4 Devil's Den, The
5 Right On Time
6 Kyoto - (featuring Sirah)
7 Summit
Product Attributes
Artist Skrillex
Label Big Beat/atlantic Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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