Crankdat develops his own genre blending electro-house and his signature sound in his new EP, Slaughter House, out now on Monstercat Uncaged.
Crankdat first stepped onto the scene back in 2016 and quickly took the world by storm amassing millions of plays. As a multi-faceted artist, not only is he a world-renowned producer, but he’s also a graphic designer creating his own visuals and album art. His artistic ability shines through in every project he’s released. He continues to up his game and experiment with his sound as he tours the world playing massive festivals and stages, including continuing his residency in Las Vegas.
After releasing his lead single, “B.T.W. (The Whistle)” the idea of Slaughter House was born, serving as more than just the title of his EP, but also a genre he coined. This EP utilizes elements of electro-house and his distinct four-on-the-floor bass to create his new genre of electronic music. Released on Monstercat Uncaged, “B.T.W. (The Whistle)” has already gained mass praise since its release, and set the scene for the rest of his hard-hitting EP.
This EP is really cool because it’s all of the typical sounds that are in regular Crankdat songs, but exercised in a new medium. The entire EP is electro house, which is a genre that I am not necessarily known for, but enjoy thoroughly.Crankdat
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Slaughter House starts off strong with gritty beats and metal influences in “Start Shit.”
Featuring vocals from Rated R this track highlights Crankdat’s signature style and brings out a new level of sound. The song progressively gets more energetic as the beat builds up and the energy increases. The synth spiral offers a mechanical soundscape of walking through a slaughterhouse as the title of the EP suggests. The song comes to a close with video game-y flutters as a siren fades with the lyrics.
“Ding Dong” comes in with a haunting laugh and a warning beat paired with chopping synths. The metallic instrumentation and rising bpm give the perfect impression of escaping a treacherous situation. The ominous vocals heed the caution of danger ahead, and the perilous rhythms strike a fearful tone to the song, perfectly representing the overall theme of the EP. With a more upbeat start, “Move Back” starts with a swirling synth, Savage’s vocals take over with commands. Maintaining that intense, spooky flow the song builds up into a piercing drop before breaking into more of a hip-hop beat. The final drop fades into the same synth that started the song.
Clapping synths start “Power Stone” and build up into a gritty bass drop with laser-like synths. After the drop, the song breaks down before building up into the second drop, which has a sharp sound and heart-pounding rhythms that vary from the first drop. The cutting sounds and warning signal fades the song to an end, a stark contrast from the introduction to “Vexed,” a collaboration with TYNAN. This track quickly picks up, matching the rest of the theme before it bridges with dramatic and haunting synths that offer a ghostly appeal before once again breaking into the intensity of the drop and the song spins out.
The final song, “Back To You” is nothing like the rest of the EP, featuring heartfelt vocals from KINDRED. This emotional piece perfectly brings the album to a close as it differs in every way, beginning with the fluttering synths at the beginning and the chirping of birds, the build-up soars breaking into a glitching beat and vocals. Accompanied by piano, the track brings emotion as the song closes out with the sounds of the city in a perfect outro to a somewhat hectic EP.
Crankdat brings a new sound to his repertoire with a genre he has coined. Slaughter House takes you through its maze with twists and turns with intense instruments and chilling synths before ending with some peace of mind. He takes us on a journey of his musical mind and his ability to bend genres and tell a story by creating a soundscape and truly making you feel like you are in his Slaughter House.
Crankdat – Slaughter House – Tracklist:
- Start Shit (feat. Rated R)
- B.T.W. (The Whistle)
- Ding Dong
- Move Back (feat. Savage)
- Power Stone
- Vexed (feat. TYNAN)
- Back To You (feat. KINDRED)
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