Bass-selector and a wizard on all things wubs, Seattle-based DJ/producer MUST DIE! is no stranger to gracing star-studded imprints such as OWSLA, Dim Mak, Ultra, Atlantic Records and more. Now having just wrapped up his co-headlining tour alongside EPTIC and GENTLEMEN'S CLUB and some noteworthy performances at fests like HARD and Moonrise, MUST DIE! hits us with an EP that's to "die" for- solidifying a strong finish to the summer season.
"Forever Digital" follows the well-set footprints of his preceding "Neo Tokyo" EP drop back in 2015, and continues to hold the same dominating presence of the highly-praised 2015 EP. What really stood out most to me about this EP was the artwork (maybe because I'm a sucker for anything relating to futuristic, polychromatic neo-noir)- visually stimulating and fabricating an atmosphere of what the tracks would sound like if there were in a physical form.
Released on Never Say Die Records, the EP is jam-packed with lasers, glitches, blips and futuristic synths that instantly transport you to the inside of a bad-ass video game and showcases MUST DIE!'s versatility and uniqueness in sound. "Shibuya Overdrive" and "Ultra Beam" are some Tron-type stuff- making you feel like you're cruising through the streets of neon Tokyo in the year 3000 on some super cool motorcycle about to fight some bad guys. "The Weapon" is the eclectic producer's take on bass-house while "Nova Machine" is some dark, heavy-hitting classic dubstep.