iZNiiK – EP 2

iZNiiK EP 2

I recently listened to this EP 2 by an artist called iZNiiK. I was taken aback by it’s unique storytelling in the electronic space. If you’re into unique electronic narratives, I suggest you take a listen through.

The first single off the EP, shadows, reminded me a bit of a cross between Daft Punk and Porter Robinson with it’s funky old-school electro vibe and synthscape around the ambiance. The kicks are super heavy, and it’s simply so funky.

The next song, $ Billstarted off confusing, then it turned to trap melting into old-school R&B and soul. These ups and downs within the storytelling are so unexpected, and the there’s that contrast between experimental and pop that I love hearing. I’m interested in this EP not only because I’m fascinated by the narrative experimentation and unique sound design texture, but I feel I could also hear parts of this on popular radio.

leave brings me back into an old school techno space with a a wider 808 kick. The panning synths sound like how strobe lights would sound. This combined with R&B/funk certainly create a unique transition, but iZNiik makes it work so well!

forever we will  is a funky song that dips, dives, flows, and then drives. Elements of old-school funk with a percussion heavy electronic backing.

suicide has more of a pop feel with sprinkles of R&B&Soul that turn to trap…wow!

iZNiiK is fairly mysterious, challenging everything you might know song structure. Unique, good-sounding storytelling at its finest.

Chris Stack

After graduating from Kenyon College, Chris Stack joined a branding and marketing startup, BrandYourself (as seen on SharkTank), in New York City. After leading the company to grow past profitability as a leading account manager, Chris set his sights on his passion: music. He currently runs his own LLC in New York City, helping musicians in the city with their online presence and marketability. A native of the Washington DC area, Chris Stack's passions and hobbies include music production (8 years on Ableton), marketing, baseball (Mets), football (Ravens), Netflix n chillin, and the experience economy.

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