MalLabel Music is absolutely hyped to be catapulting into a future trap cosmos this week, as Phulti’s ‘Big Bang’ shows us what the filthy streets will look like in a future just beyond tomorrow.
Emerging from the swampy underbelly of Louisiana, Phulti is never one to sacrifice production chomps for easy hype; he dominates in both. The artists mangages to venture through genres like a sniper, never confusing or diluting. A rare find in a breakout artist.
‘Big Bang’ is a legendary release, the likes of which come along and become a soundtrack to the best summer of your life. This EP is a trip that can roll from the whip to raucous big room parties and wind up in the bedroom. It’s that good.
Phulti opens with ‘Gangster Music’, a creepshow of wobbles, crip-steps and wails. You could call it the definition of dank, and we wouldn’t disagree. ‘Voidazoid’ ratchets up into girthy, thick industrial womps, micro-drops and samples. ‘Breaking Through’ crushes in with all the feels; emotional, darkly haunting and surprisingly melodic. Next, ‘The Jeffery’ keeps pace with ominous and dark destruction, putting grimey west coast bass in time with some sneaky trap – this track is definitely one to kick on repeat. The EP rounds out with ‘Awakened’, rolling from arpeggiated synths and classic bass bin distortion that winds up into liquid DNB.
Essentially? This is the sauce of the summer.
Artwork by Tiger Fresh