Heavy commercial EDM and Dubstep doesn’t get better than this as music producer Omen Ahead has mastered the art of stringing the diverse styles in EDM, dance, trap, and Dubstep together to create a glamorous hybrid musical style that is highly energized and which undoubtedly allows exuberant listeners to throw some caution in the wind and dance with reckless abandon under the exploding glow of the electronic melodies. His 4th EP “Marionette’ is a 5-track collection that is overflowing with high quality and endearingly melodious tracks right from the first track “A Greater Evil” to the last one “Redemption”.
These tracks which have been molded together showcase the inventiveness of British-like urban music with the fundamental techniques from the wobbly basslines to half-time drum programming. The meteoric rise from one track to the other is unrivaled, with roots in the predominantly London-flavored two-step and grime scenes and experimental garage hints to the low-end frequencies. From this EP, you’ve got yourself a new sonic phenomenon! The gist of the melody in the tracks lies in its rhythm, bass, and dark sounds, with heavy use of spatial atmospherics, low-end frequencies and swing.
The title track “Marionette” is a heroic introductory melody with the syncopated patterns giving the beat movements and the heavy sub-bass giving the track warmth and depth. The tempo is high in EDM fashion which provides the potential for DJs to mix it with break-beat in their sets.
“A Greater Evil” is dark and hauntingly synthetic and the reliance on the synth harmonies, old radio vocals, and robotic bass is one of the most exciting elements as it gives it the freedom to move away from a set song structure and dependence on breaks and bass drops. This has been created for the dance floor and produced to be heard on a loud sound system.
“Proving Grounds” has ethnic melodies and is driven by its wobbling bass wall of sound complemented by the exotic sounds and the old-school atmosphere and texture that create a full and spacious mix. The softened dub reggae, reverb, and panoramic stereo add much-needed depth and space.
“Darkest Hours” is built around the trance synths with the trending hybrid trap sounds and the dominant low-frequency elements, namely the sub-bass and kick drum is laid perfectly on the lower end of the sonic spectrum, and the kick and sub-bass gel together impeccably.
“Redemption” the last track in the EP has those redeeming sonic qualities driven with the anthem vocal chants and snare drums that punch in. It is more expressive, and there is a lot of placements on the off-beat. The combination of hats and other percussion samples built up to design excellent beats.
The best thing about making such EDM and Dubstep tracks is the freedom allowed in these artistic styles – encourages a lot of people to try their hand at making it and what allows producer and genius Omen Ahead to excel is making the sound as natural as possible by throwing a bit of randomization in there to make sure the melodies sound as original as possible. “Marionette” is now available on all the major streaming platforms and listeners can get to enjoy all this splendorous extravagance by following the attached link and immersing themselves fully into Omen’s musical world!
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