Jake Stanczak, who now a days is known as Kill The Noise, dropped a hell of a EP on the EDM community this week. ‘Black Magic’ is filled with bombs that have been in his DJ sets for quite some time, and because of that, has given the EP quite alot of hype. The album has a variety of genres, and his mastery of them as well. Electro house, trap, dubstep, it’s all there. There is alot of strength in these productions, but some of them I felt were stronger than others. I’ll showcase a few of my favorites off the album I think are worth listening to, but you should definitely check out the rest of the EP cause there’s something for everyone on it.
This is more than likely the track that KTN fans have been waiting to get their songs on. It takes the funky upbeat style of KTN’s EP ‘Roots’ and adds in the heavy punch in the breakdown that he is more famous for now in the dubstep scene. The vocals are a nice touch, although the album does feature a dub mix as well for those that aren’t a fan.
Kill The Noise & Feed Me – Thumbs Up (For Rock N’ Roll) (Original Mix)
One of my favorite Feed Me tracks happens to be his collaboration with KTN (‘Muscle Rollers’), and this one just reminded me why I’m a huge fan of both of them. Together, their sounds just blend so well together and have so much more energy than dubstep while still providing the bass. This track in particular definitely has a great feel to it, and is good at showing how tight both of them are with their production skills.
[The download for ‘Thumbs Up’ can be found on our previous post here]
With some help of some talented, lesser known producers, Jake gives us a killer electro house track. With well composed melodic and bass driven elements, we have a quality track that most people would not expect to be in a KTN set. The synths in particular remind me of some of Nicky Romero and Dyro’s work. If you weren’t a fan of KTN before, this track might change that for you.
This one is definitely my favorite on the album, and I can’t seem to really figure out why. The track itself transitions between trap (which everyone seems to enjoy as of recently) into carnival (a fairly new subgenre, think Dismantle – Computation). It has bass, bounce, and is just too good not to move around to. Definitely expect to hear this getting played out by DJs that play similar genres of EDM.
Overall, the EP is definitely a great one for Kill The Noise, and you can expect him to only make bigger moves next year. For those of you in the New England area, you should really consider making the trip down to MEGA CT to see him c0-headline with Figure, along with acts like AK1200 and Designer Drugs announced as well. More info, including how to grab tickets, on the Facebook event page here.
If you’re a fan of ‘Black Magic’, I’ve included some bonus downloads for you guys to keep the rest of your week going you’ll probably enjoy. Check them out and make sure to show these producers some love on their Facebook fan pages below.