The bass album of the year just arrived, courtesy of Enschway. Friendschway Vol. 2 is the second EP installment in a series of collabs from esteemed producers alongside Enschway himself.
Friendschway Vol. 2 is a four-track combination of some of the best sound design and originality that I’ve heard all year. Features on the EP include graves, Crystalize, Kuren and O5CAR, although each track is as unique and heavy-hitting as the next.
Lead single “Taking Hold” with Kuren ft. Turquoise Prince is immediately my favorite. After working on the song with Kuren (who just recently dropped his second EP TESSERACT) over a year ago, the two decided to re-visit the track and introduce vocals from Turquoise Prince. It was a risky move to add a top-line to such a powerful tune, but the risk paid off. Choosing this as an intro to the EP was a brilliant move, as it makes it near impossible to stop listening there.
The EP goes from strength to strength with the next single, “Falling” with Crystalize ft. Austen. Crystalize is another up-and-coming producer with an impressive discography himself. This track utilities the angelic vocals of Australia native Austen to create the story of a modern-day romantic turmoil. “Falling” has an impressive and emotional first drop, but transitions into a heavy whirlwind the second time around that will make producers everywhere delete their DAWs.
Hawaiian-based artist graves jumps on board to heat things up on “Vulnerable”–I can’t listen to this song loud enough. “Vulnerable” will make you want to cry, scream, and dance all at the same time. “It’s never been heavier,” the song says, and I couldn’t agree more.
Last, but certainly not least, is “Push Up” with O5CAR who helps bring the EP out with a bang. This track is already being slated as the best one on the EP and it’s arguably the heaviest of them all. “Push Up” has a sound that is unlike anything that has come out as of late. This one is sure to be picked up by the industry’s top tastemakers for excessive rinsing this upcoming winter festival season.
Friendschway Vol. 2, courtesy of Nic Schweighoffer, aka Enschway, is going to bring his quickly-growing reputation to the next level. The EP will be out Nov. 18 on Sweat It Out.
“The idea of the Friendschway EP is to collaborate with artists whose work I love, but are also my [mates]… I’d love it to evolve into a series of collaboration EP’s over the next few years; collaborating with friends, and also more underground talent that I feel should have more recognition.” – Enschway
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