Los Angeles-based artist Kompany brings a heat-fueled collection of seven tracks for his Quorum EP to Disciple Records!
As one of the most exponentially growing bass maestros, Kompany is known for his aggressive, rail-breaking beats. He has ensured bloodshed on the dancefloor at estimable festivals such as Tomorrowland Belgium, Lost Lands, Bass Canyon, and EDC Las Vegas. In continuity of this destruction, this Los Angeles-native producer’s latest EP, Quorum, is out now on Disciple Records.
Quorum contains a whopping seven tracks, three of which were previously released: “Pumpany” featuring Kai Wachi, “T.O.A.D.” featuring Barely Alive, and solo track “Trash Talk.” The EP’s title is defined as a governing body, so the storytelling of the collection may imply something will happen to this ruling power. Kompany never fails to bring ferocity in his tracks while still allowing himself to take risks in his production, and he slaughters the ruling class on Quorum with an onslaught of bass.
Read on for our in-depth review of Kompany’s Quorum EP, and listen to this carnage collection on your preferred platform.
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“Solar Plexus” sets the tone for the carnage that will ensue.
The solar plexus spiritually governs the ability to make decisions assertively and is the key to unlocking our internal power to build a strong sense of self. The extreme atmosphere that the track bearing that name encompasses gives a premonition that the destination of self-governance will be a rough, destructive journey. The booming introductory vocals represent the governing force and are followed by mechanical, heavy drops representing the bloodshed that will occur.
Sonically epitomizing the clash of the rebellious party against the governing body, the vocals in “Pumpany“ featuring Kai Wachi state the clash between two forces will result in a “diabolical fusion of testosterone.” The screeches placed within the drops emphasize the fiery collision of two forces, similar to how two objects moving anti-parallel would cause friction.
Embodying the vocal havoc that ensues in the fight of the opposition, “Industry” injects lethal doses of sharp key tones within its drops, just as one’s sharp tongue would with verbal annihilation. This is a fight against the governing body and the entire “industry” of power.
The color bass synths of “T.O.A.D.” juxtaposed with the scorching kicks of the drops ignite the carnage of the conflict.
Kompany and Barely Alive place two extremes beside each other, and the overall receipt is emphasized. In this storyline, the exchange between the governing body and the rebellion will not be peaceful. Not only does this positioning focus on the intensity, but it also represents how civil change may seem at first, followed by the realization of the vandalistic nature of change shortly after.
Similarly, “Trash Talk” incorporates the contrast of melodic instrumentation and heavy drops. The symphonic strings in the introduction and break oppose the purposeful griminess of the bass-loaded kicks. Like “Industry,” this track represents the sharpness of verbally taking out the opposition, while the tempo and BPM switching represent the eruption of this disagreement.
Seemingly adding less fuel to this fire of a fight, “Flat” ensures the success of this story’s rebellion.
“Flat” confirms the success of the rebellious acts through its two sonically similar drops and overall lack of variety within the track compared to the previous one. In essence, they’ve unlocked their personal power and self-governance abilities by “flattening” the ruling power that once stood strong.
Finally, “Move,” featuring Staysick, arrives to deliver the finishing blow, but it doesn’t feel like it fits within this story. Although this track displays Kompany’s versatility by incorporating a techno drop, it would likely be better as a standalone release to make the collection of tunes more cohesive.
From start to finish, minus the final track, the story told to the listeners is a power struggle. The desire to choose one’s own decisions and achieve a strong sense of self is not only a message one should take away in the music industry but one to apply to life as well. You should blaze your own trail of choices as you set off on your path in life.
Kompany – Quorum – Tracklist:
- Solar Plexus
- Pumpany ft. Kai Wachi
- T.O.A.D. ft. Barely Alive
- Trash Talk
- Move ft. Staysick