Max Hype aka Protohype returns with his second installment of the “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” trilogy on Datisk’s label Firepower Records. Protohype continues to explore the different production style as he constructs bass music in its multifarious forms. Mastering the fusion of hip-hop, dubstep and drum and bass and more, he’s bringing more melodic, vocal tunes to the 4 track EP.
Protohype opens the EP with ‘Fly‘, which features the lovely voice of Alina Renae. Layering smooth synths, electric chords and powerful vocals over crashing beats and heavy bass, it sets the backdrop for the EP in grand style. Up next, ‘Jelly Roll‘ amps up the gritty bass and dub beats over infectiously smooth melodies, bringing a more fluid and jacking feel to the EP. Further demonstrating the cross section of sounds on the EP, the expansive, euphoric tone of the intro to penultimate track ‘Bright Side‘ featuring Ras give way to a spiraling, chasmic drop. Adrenaline running high, the emergence of the final track ‘Shatter‘ turns things on their head once again. Layering classical orchestration over clipped beats, Protohype fuses the traditional components with razor sharp synths and speaking busting bass to create another unique production, dissipating into a tail of reverb that leaves the door open for the final part of the trilogy.
Look for the final chapter, SPEAK NO EVIL, to complete the intensifying tale in Protohype’s progressive trilogy.
Flipped the switch on this EP in comparison to See No Evil. My last EP was all heavier tunes…Hear No Evil will be melodic, vocal tunes. Hope you guys dig ‘em!