Stephan Jacobs is back and ready to kick off this summer with yet another huge release; ‘Afterglow‘ comes just days before Jacobs joins the Vans Warped Tour for a massive, Summer-long North American tour. This EP is exactly what one would expect from Stephan, as it features his unique spin on dubstep, emphasized by heavy yet melodic basslines, often accompanied by stunning vocals. With a bulletproof roster of featured artists including: A.Rose Jackson, Delevo, Sergio Flores, Sarah Ricci, Henry Strange, and 4Centers – this is surely a release that will become your Summer soundtrack. ‘Afterglow‘ is, without a doubt, some of Stephan Jacobs’ best work to date, which says a lot given his already impressive record. This EP contains not only songs, but an immersive experience of sorts, as each track has a distinctly different feel and vibe to it. If you’d like to experience these tracks live, be sure to catch Stephan Jacobs on the Vans Warped Tour this Summer; with 40 stops in less than two months, you’ll surely be able to hear his unique mixture of genres radiating in a city near you.
‘Anywhere‘ provides a solid intro for this EP, as it is a true musical mosaic with not only dazzling orchestration, but also dreamy vocals and a hard-hitting beat.
‘Build the Sky‘ is a classic dubstep anthem with heartfelt vocals and an extremely bouncy vibe to it. It’s one of those songs that is upbeat yet maintains a relaxing feel.
The third track on the EP; ‘Megaheartz‘ is another massive tune which utilizes crisp drums and luscious vocals to create a highly expressive and seemingly emotional soundscape.
‘Nostalgia‘ is the standout vocal track on this album as the vocals and piano accompaniment work together to bring a dancefloor feel to the composition. Couple this with a unique fusion of dubstep and a killer breakbeat and you have yourself ;Nostalgia‘.
Concluding this stellar assortment of tunes is ‘Moody Sunday‘; a tranquil peice which brings back the laid back vibes for one last calming journey through the brilliant mind of Stephan Jacobs. Low, Oscillating basslines and occasional vocal stabs highlight this already great track and perfect ending.
The crazy Ukrainians return with their 3rd release on Simplify. This time they are running the trap and looking pretty while doin’ it. ‘Flying High / Come and Get It’ is our own melodic take on this new emerging genre. Damn son, where’d you find Hot Noizes?