Rolling straight off of the overwhelming success of his debut E.P. â€˜Like a Bossâ€™, the second offering being served up by Eptic seems to just be another stage of his roller coaster career. Merely 19 years of age and already with a number of releases on dubstep giant SKisMâ€™s label â€˜Never Say Dieâ€™, including â€˜Like a Bossâ€™ which has clocked over 2 million views on UKF Dubstep, his success has been unprecedented.
His unique, edgy style combined with his keen attitude towards his work has earned him the respect of the biggest names across the scene on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as collaboration with Buygore recordâ€™s Habstrakt. It comes as no surprise then that the Belgian prodigyâ€™s second venture is just as intoxicating as his first, with his punchy, energetic riffs likely to be similarly destructive on dance floors around the world.
The opener of the duo of tunes, â€˜Slime Cityâ€™, is a sure fire floor killer. The signature arcade style stabs that feature so frequently in Epticâ€™s work break the tune into the opening melody which gives off a remarkably fresh â€˜Slime Cityâ€™ feel, before his unique barks and wobbles throw you headfirst into yet another of his hectic basslines, while the underlying wailing synths add a somewhat industrial feel to the bass. A subsequent breakdown and identical bassline finish off the tune in true Eptic style.
The second of the two, â€˜Troubleâ€™, begins in much the same way as the first, but with a much darker feel hanging over the intro. The dark intro sets the tone for the rest of the tune, as the grimy melodies backed by ambient effects build it up towards the songâ€™s sample that kicks it off into a barrage of huge, unrelenting wobbles that work in harmony with the array of percussion used to reinforce the power of the bassline. The following breakdown loses none of the atmospheric darkness, building in much the same way as the intro, and allows the next bassline to be slammed in and finish it off. This song definitely goes in harder than it’s counterpart, with the sacrifice of Epticâ€™s usual chilled out song atmosphere for a more powerful, brutal one, but without losing the definitive upbeat feel of an Eptic tune.