Snorlax – “From The Ghetto”

Image via The Melt
Image via The Melt

You just have to love random things popping up in your inbox that you know absolutely nothing about, having zero pre-conceived notions about what it’s going to sound like, and it completely blows you away.  Snorlax’s debut EP for L.A.’s The Melt is exactly one of those types of things.  Basically, the blurb accompanying the EP isn’t super informative and just basically says that this dude is a proto-junglist/drum & bass badman and really can’t be classified genre-wise.  Usually seeing words like those used in a press release blurb don’t end up being true that often.  Lucky for all of us, the ridiculousness of this release is completely true and the title track is one of the most intense and intricate rowdy future club bangers I’ve heard in some time, even with the meandering about on the second half of the tune.  And the junglist dynamics of “Bakra Gets Rinsed” are just as crazy and paranoid as they are completely gorgeous. Colta comes through with the better of the two remixes of the title track to wrap things up, but the whole package is pretty much disgustingly hot fire.