In the world of bass music, Dirt Monkey has become a household name, known for his unique blend of heavy beats and infectious melodies. With his latest album, “Mycelium Sound, Pt. 1,” the Denver-based artist takes listeners on a wild journey through a psychedelic canopy of bass.
Released on June 10th, 2022, “Mycelium Sound, Pt. 1” showcases Dirt Monkey’s evolution as an artist, pushing boundaries and exploring new sonic territories. The album is a testament to his versatility and willingness to experiment, defying genre conventions and creating an unpredictable and captivating listening experience.
Right from the start, the album sets the tone with its title track, “Mycelium Sound.” The song immediately grabs your attention with its pounding drums and distorted basslines, immersing you in a world of deep and rumbling frequencies. As the track progresses, Dirt Monkey skillfully melds elements of dubstep, trap, and glitch-hop, creating a multi-layered soundscape that keeps you on your toes.
Throughout the album, Dirt Monkey effortlessly combines heavy, gut-punching drops with intricate and melodic sections. The track “Level 5 Gnargyle” exemplifies this balance, seamlessly transitioning between aggressive wobbles and ethereal melodies. It’s a testament to Dirt Monkey’s ability to create a cohesive and engaging listening experience, without sacrificing his signature sound.
One of the standout tracks on the album is “Eternal Now.” This collaboration with rap duo PEEKABOO and Born I Music is a perfect fusion of bass-heavy music and thought-provoking lyrics. Dirt Monkey’s production provides a solid foundation for Born I Music’s introspective verses, while PEEKABOO’s distorted and glitchy drops add an extra layer of intensity. “Eternal Now” is a testament to Dirt Monkey’s willingness to collaborate and experiment, resulting in a track that stands out from the rest of the album.
Another highlight of “Mycelium Sound, Pt. 1” is the track “Rise.” Opening with haunting and atmospheric synths, the song quickly builds into a pulsating bass anthem. With its infectious energy and catchy hooks, “Rise” is a clear standout and a certified crowd-pleaser.
As the album progresses, Dirt Monkey continues to surprise and captivate his audience. From the reggae-inspired “Kingdom VIP” to the glitchy and unpredictable “Authority,” the album explores a wide range of sonic territories, showcasing Dirt Monkey’s versatility and prowess as a producer.
“Mycelium Sound, Pt. 1” is a breath of fresh air in the world of bass music. It pushes boundaries, defies genres, and takes listeners on a rollercoaster ride through a psychedelic and unpredictable soundscape. Dirt Monkey’s willingness to experiment and his ability to create infectious melodies and heavy basslines are on full display, making this album a must-listen for any fan of bass music. So, buckle up, prepare to swing through the canopy of bass and let Dirt Monkey take you on an unforgettable journey with “Mycelium Sound, Pt. 1.”