Some money talks and some money headbangs: Jewelz does us the pleasure of introducing us to that money. With this WTV fam members April 26 release, he marks his first EP release on Soundcloud. Dubstep Money Vol. 1 runs four songs and features two previously released singles, ‘Chop Gospel’ and ‘Sinners’.
This EP is a huge step in an amazing direction for Jewelz. Other than being a great unity of his work, the EP goes to define the growing artist. His style becomes so clear through listening to the track list, and it is not the same old song and dance. The hard-hitting dubstep/riddim production is branded Jewelz with story-telling clips matching with the developing sounds in the song. That brand is what makes the EP flow so well. The same structure and underlying make of Jewelz song make the alteration in sound so crucial to the flow of the EP and nature of his brand.
Dubstep Money Vol. 1 kicks off with ‘Money Talk’. An epic entry into the album with the Godfather sound sample. It really gets you invested in a few moments. The very oriental chimes that begin to build amplify the intensity. As the vocal clip comes to a close we start getting these big bass hits that build into the amazing whining synth we love. The first drop has this amazing octave drop that sticks with you way after it is gone.
‘Chop Gospel’ requires quite the song to live up to the name, and it is no surprise Jewelz does it. The angelic/echoing voices, that resonate through the whole song, paint the picture of stone cathedral walls. Closing your eyes you feel in this massive and chilling space. Then the long bass drags vibrate around you. The song then builds and drops into some disgusting dubbie grinds. Between the demonic scratches and cuts, Jewelz births phenomenal contrast with the continual use of the choral clips. ‘Chop Gospel’ is a hymn for the headbangers, without a question.
From the gospel to the brimstone, Jewelz puts ‘Sinners’ as the three-spot. Our low end presents itself as brassier in this song and the pre-drop is very bouncy. The song then uses some familiar laughing and menacing voices to bring the sinful drop. It brings out that absolutely evil rhythmic build that Jewelz can orchestrate. Being a ‘Sinner’ never felt so great- there is no harm in being bad when it sounds this good.
We just love to get a full-circle ending, so it is so wonderful that track four is a VIP of track one. We hear a freshly registered opening mixed with some music out of a carnival ride, and know we are hearing ‘Money Talk’ over again. The song seems to come in a way harder and brings this fresh take on the original track, while still keeping it Jewelz. This song embodies the double kool-aid pour, which is defined as:
when an artist (on stage, in a song, or on an album) busts in with something amazing (like the Kool-Aid man) and then allows you to think that was the only time it would happen when in actuality he will bring it again later possibly even harder
From the wrap-up of the tracklist to the cover of the EP, Jewelz has absolutely killed his first EP. We are excited to see him producing so well, and with such a cohesive sound. A young artist confident in his sound is a recipe for growth. We cannot wait to see it all happen.
Until next time.