Canadian Experimental Electronica artist DAGREYMATTER’s latest feat of Downtempo Breakbeat Hip Hop “Escape Run” is a darkly despondent driving work of progressive ingenuity.
Their artist title gives you plenty of clues as to what you can expect on any of their singles. But Escape Run acts as the perfect introduction to their trance-inducing production style. It was quite a struggle staying lucid enough to string coherent thoughts together to review Escape Run while listening to the alchemic ambience in the full-bodied sound.
If you ask your average person to check out a track by an unknown artist, they’ll probably greet you with the same enthusiasm you’d get if you asked for a lift to the airport. It’s understandable, acquainting yourselves with new artists can be an excruciating endeavour. But with Escape Run, the payoff is instantaneous.
You can check out DAGREYMATTER’s progressively immersive single Escape Run for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud. The only criticism that you’ll have is that it didn’t stretch on for longer.
Review by Amelia Vandergast