Everyone should know who Knife Party is by now – Pendulum’s Gareth Mgrillen and Rob Swire. Since winter of 2011, they have been laying down varieties of beats from dubstep to electro and everything in between. Songs like “Internet Friends” and “Antidote”, after released, have exploded onto the EDM scene, being played by every DJ from coast to coast. It was almost like their EP “100% No Modern Talking” couldn’t be beat. Then, they trumped it with their new release of “Rage Valley”. It is easy to say that they keep the wobble in Dubstep, but also mix that wobble with electro, giving Knife Party almost a genre of their own. Let’s break down the EP:
Centipede was first shown off in Knife Party’s set in Ultra. It starts off as a documentary, but don’t be fooled. This song hits heavy and loud. May God have mercy on your speakers….
[Cheat Sheet 0:40, but the intro is priceless]
Rage Valley begins like any other electro song, with hard bass and eerie synths. Then, the drop takes a drastic turn with even harder synths, with a 90s video game feel. If any of you have played any games with Captain Falcon, it sounds awfully like his theme song, doesn’t it? This song is my favorite of the bunch. Rage Valley is not only a crowd pleaser but a high energy song for any party. This is a must listen!
[Cheat Sheet 1:01]
Sleaze begins with an electro version of Jaws, and with a scary sound like that, you know it has to be massive. Then, the song breaks down into a decent Moombahcore song. In terms of Moombah, not too bad of a Knife Party song, but I would definitely not call it the strength of this album. But, if you like Moombah, you will definitely enjoy it.
[Cheat Sheet 0:35]
Finally, to my second favorite song of the bunch, Bonfire. Bonfire is a reggae song on steroids; boy is it massive. Knife Party combines wobbles to the max with the horns of reggae, and they couldn’t have conjured up a better combo. This song makes you want to definitely rage, and with a sound like this, it’s hard not to. Make sure to give it a listen.
[Cheat Sheet 0:33]
See if you can find your favorite, I sure found mine! With hits like these, it seems like Knife Party will be rocking the scenes for a while, and they don’t plan to go anywhere anytime soon.