Sounduo Urges Us To “Live For The Future” On New EP
Sounduo’s name is indeed appropriate; each song on their new EP, Live for the Future contains a striking duality of styles. Their main “thing” seems to be this juxtaposition of variant styles to create their own unique sound. It is dubby, glitchy, and future-esque with various other styles sprinkled in, ranging from reggae to house. Whatever it is, it is no doubt get-the-eff-down music, and I found it impossible to sit still. Live for the Future may just be the future of the electronic/dubstep scene. Here’s the breakdown.
“Wonder” — 90s house song on opium. Deep, deep vibes. Felt like I was doing whippets in a tropical space odyssey. Whatever that means.
“Rootsman Style” — Rasta meets future dub. An upbeat, bouncy, late-night-festival rager.
“Fryah Bun Dem” — Another dope one where glitch meets rasta. Sounds like Major Lazer on speed having a meltdown in a Jamaican rainforest.
“Murderah” — Traditional African beats meet Pretty Lights in a DeLorean flying through space. What?
“Make it Pretty” — Still highly upbeat but more light and airy than the others. A nice, smooth come-down from the rest of the mayhem.
In case it wasn’t clear through my bizarre abstract first impressions, I thoroughly enjoyed this EP. Sounduo is pushing boundaries and definitely going places, and I can only imagine what a live show is like. Take my word for it or listen up and decide for yourselves.