Never Say Die Records has without a doubt established itself as one of the strongest labels in EDM, known for its heavy bass music riddled with thunderous bass, screeching synths and ferocious wobbles. Today, over a year after the release of his Game Time EP, Never Say Die prodigy Joshua Mellody AKA Zomboy has graced us with his newest work of art, The Dead Symphonic EP. Zomboy’s sophomore release, The Dead Symphonic consists of six original productions, which clearly draw from various influences while still emphasizing his signature undead symphonic melodies.
On this EP, Zomboy takes the opportunity to flex his productional finesse, showcasing not only his creativity but also his versatility as a producer. No two tracks sound alike yet each track when broken down clearly embodies the sound design and productional aspects Zomboy utilized when forging his persona and reputation amongst all EDM. Highlights from the EP include, “City 2 City” which intertwines the alluring vocals of Belle Humble with high-pitched synths and heavy bass to create a more progressive dubstep tune. Also featured on the EP is a “Vancouver Beatdown,” Zomboy’s first real introduction into the genre of electro house. “Vancouver Beatdown” is a funky electro track, which takes the listener on a musical journey from buildup to breakdown, all the while emphasizing his trademark sounds in a new light. Another amazing track on the EP, and possibly my favorite, “Nuclear (Hands Up),” is a fresh drum and bass tune, featuring a fantastic reggae vocals sample that interplays flawlessly with the overall cadence of drum and bass while still emphasizing a healthy dose of fierce wobbles and grinding bass. All in all, this EP is nothing short of spectacular!