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, $ Bill, started 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.