Self-taught DJ/Producer Atmos Blaq has caught our attention since his debut release back in 2019 and we're excited to have him on centerstage for a three-tracker like no other. The Soweto born-and-raised rising star has unleashed his musical prowess potently and radiantly over the past few years, and he flourishes in MBR430. Starting off the EP, 'Nefarious' descends into the underworld, privy to the future and mesmerized by unremitting darkness. Vigorous bass, lustrous synths and poignant melodies propel this 7:01 minute overdrive to graceful flagrance, gloating in rare sonic oases along the way. Up next, the treacherous semi aquatic reptile, 'Ingwenya' erupts menace. At the helm of an abyssal joyride into stratas of intricate organic and electronic sounds, Atmos Blaq aces the dancefloor here, devouring the zone with lethal drumming, trippy mechanical inflections and an imperious groove. 'Infection,' titled after one of the most infamous and notorious words in recent history, wraps up the EP. Proliferating acoustic pathogens, this man made contagion penetrates the body, permeating the senses and pervading its locomotion. Erratic percussion, taut, unforgiving basslines and prophetic symphonies collide in this malignant and avaricious finale but don't fight it. No one escapes Ingwenya unscathed.
Words by Marie J Floro Artwork by Rachael D'Alessandro