Drone Flesh is an electronic artist/producer hailing from Zurich, Switzerland. His music is a unique hybrid of electro, house and dubstep or complextro, as he describes it. His primary musical interest is in “exploring different genres of bass heavy music that does not fit into a drawer”. He has already released several tracks including Do Not Touch, Risk Everything and Big Bad Bass.
This track, Petrified, certainly is not easily categorized. It starts with a simple four to the floor beat which soon becomes more complicated, with elements of dubstep that bring to mind artists like Skrillex at times. On top of this Drone Flesh weaves a high end synth riff, a vocal sample and a meaty bass synth melody that gives the music an aggressive edge.
This hard-hitting sound puts Drone Flesh in the same field as equally original artists like The Prodigy and Aphex Twin, whose music is also difficult to categorize. In the second half of the track it starts to become more chaotic and complex, but you always sense that there is method in the madness and all the track’s main melodies are addictive to listen to.
Overall, this is a refreshingly unique piece of alternative electronica that ignores all the rules and creates a strong energy and momentum in its four minute duration. While it might not be designed to be played in clubs, it certainly makes great music to listen to. For those who are bored with the generic EDM that fills the mainstream charts, I recommend you give Drone Flesh a listen, it’s an exhilarating ride.
Verdict: 8.3 out of 10
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