Several of the most revolutionary artists of the moment have appeared on this EP, mixing rawstyle with other styles. Are you ready? Gearbox Digital has always been one of the best labels in rawstyle, if not the best.
Since it was created, this label has given birth to hundreds of very talented artists and has made us dance like crazy with unforgettable songs.
Nevertheless; Despite the fact that Gearbox has been going strong for a long time, its 2021 is being a real pass. In addition to releasing many high-quality singles, they have made their audiences fall in love with three great projects.
The first EP surprised us at the beginning of the year with the title of “Twin Turbo”, a compilation seasoned with producers like Malice, Anderex or DEEZL. We liked this EP so much that we included it in the best electronic works of the first half of the year.
In the middle of summer came the third part of “Lockdown”, changing the format from EP to album. Nothing more and nothing less than 15 tracks loaded with rage and lack of control. How could it be otherwise, we published an article analyzing this third installment, so we leave it here for you to take a look.
The third project to date is called “Full Throttle”, and today in the cave we are going to talk about it in detail. Go for it!
The first track is called “Full Throttle” (giving the title to the EP), and is a combination between the crazy production of Mutilator and So Juice and the vocals of Sovereign King. We had already seen this singer on Gearbox on several occasions, along with other DJs like Rebelion or Ncrypta, so his appearance in the official anthem of the EP has not surprised us. It is normal that this cut is crowned as the very anthem, because between the vowels of new metal and the kicksso aggressive that it sounds, the truth is that it deserves it. Both the melodic and the hardest parts are perfect; the rawphoric at the end has made us fall in love. It has caught our attention that it is a pure raw track, so So Juice has saved his desire to mix it with other genres for later.
The second track is “Smoked”, a collaboration between Regain , Mutilator and Fraw. This is the second appearance of Mutilator, an artist who is earning a position among the best. Along with Fraw and Regain, this rising producer has perfectly known how to approach the intentionality of “Smoked”. Hypes frequencies tend to serious and an Echo brutal, while the melody, despite being simple, fulfills its function very well. The only downside is that we would have liked to see her break in a drop of rawphoric. On the other hand, we reward the sreeches of the last drop.
We continue with “Don´t Turn Back”, by Fraw and So Juice. Do you remember what we said before? It was clear that So Juice was not going to leave “Full Throttle” without doing his thing. It is true that drops are exclusively starred by XTRA RAW, thanks to an infinity of kick drums (some enveloping as a whole, others more powerful due to the attack…). Nevertheless; we can appreciate parts of house happy as well as psychedelic.
Next comes “Back On The Throttle,” by the aggressive trio RAYZEN. Lovers of metal rock are in luck, because much of this piece is led by this classic and aggressive genre. Also paired with raw parts, “Back On The Throttle” takes the cake for originality.
Krowdexx and Fraw are in charge of presenting “Crash Test”. Fraw cannot complain at all, because he participates in 3 of the 7 songs on “Full Throttle”. These three artists have chosen to use kick drums with a lot of attack, obtaining excellent results. Of course, it is a somewhat short topic in terms of duration.
Our duo of national producers The Straikerz has pleasantly surprised with “Not Again”. Car sounds, drum & bass combined with chiptune, XTRA RAW… What a blast! The chain of effects carried by the kick drums of the first drop makes their frequencies get into our body and bounce off each of our bones. Also, in the final part we appreciate some really grotesque screeches.
We finished this EP with Luminite and “Dynamite Soul”, a track we talked about in the selection a few weeks ago. It’s been a while since we heard anything new from Luminite, so this track has made us quite happy. Despite being a bit short in length, the hard XTRA RAW kicks that this producer puts into his songs have made “Dynamite Soul” a very acceptable track. All together is great, but we highlight their classic bass drums (shortly before the first minute), which we also fell in love with on “Misunderstood”.
For the dates that we do not believe that Gearbox launch another major project together before they finish the year, but certainly in 2022 will return even stronger.
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For our part, nothing but HipHopMillers, we hope you have enjoyed this post. Until next time, family!