EVAR011 - MUTANT JOE - WRONG WAY OUT
Since his arrival on the scene with a pair of 2019 releases for UK-based label Natural Sciences, the Brisbane-based producer's output has spanned underground trap, gabber, electro, jungle, breaks and various global club mutations, repackaged and delivered with a unique sense of impending threat and unhinged delight.
Mutant Joe repurposes mechanical SFX, stock horror movie samples, feedbacking hardware and crunching percussion to create a dark and theatrical soundworld. Building on his earlier work with underground trap artists like Freddie Dredd and TRiPPJONES, opener ‘Bangin On’ sees Joe revisit his love for dirty-south-indebted electro hybrids, combining fizzing bass and steely beats, plus rhymes courtesy of a close friend, Atlanta rapper Apoc Krysis. ‘Static Effect’ deploys similar Drexciyan influences, its overheating 808s colliding with aquatic machinery and disembodied vocal chops.
‘Eyes Without a Face’ presents a unique take on some classical rave combinations, with rolling, metallic jungle breaks, footwork-esque kicks and tightly layered, redlining hardware. The pace eases off on the ominous and aptly-named ‘The Living Dead’, a low slung, off-kilter breakbeat weapon. The EP closes with a pair of remixes: a twisted dungeon-rave tool by Ukrainian D&B specialist Limewax, and a tightly wound, detailed broken techno workout by EVAR regular Wheez-ie.
‘Wrong Way Out’ offers six wildly different approaches, united by Joe’s mastery of gothic-horror sound design and unique ear for soundtracking end-of-night deviance. It’s a cross-section of the sound Mutant Joe has so quickly made his own: unclassifiable, unrelenting and darkly euphoric.
A1 Bangin On [Feat. Apoc Krysis]
A2 Static Effect
A3 The Living Dead
A4 Eyes Without A Face
released July 22, 2022
BREAKS / DRUM & BASS / RAP / BREAKBEAT / ELECTRONICA
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