Last night, without much fanfare, Skrillex dropped a two-track EP featuring brand new music called ‘Show Tracks.’ It’s a neat little release that showcases his production skills but lacks much of the heavy-hitting intensity that we’ve become expectant from Sonny Moore.
The first track, “Fiji Opener (feat. Alvin Risk)” is essentially a showcase of Skrillex’s wide range of production skills. It’s a melodic mixture of trap, drum n bass, dubstep, and even some moombahton. Featuring modulated vocals to open the track, it crescendos up through a rhythmic build before reaching the first drop that casually swaps from moombahton vibes to full-on trap-banger status. The second drop feels a lot more like classic Skrillex: crunchy and metallic womps and grinds before receding back into a bubbly and vocal-focused outro.
“Mumbai Power (feat. Beam)” is the latter track that’s more straightforward than its predecessor. Opening with the sound of rain and music-box chimes, it gradually formulates into a future bass composition that could feel very much at home in a Flume remix compilation. The swaggering synths that make up the drop eagerly ebb and flow with the choppy and effected vocals we’ve come to anticipate from Skrillex.
It’s nice to see some new music come out from Skrillex that is entirely his own, and with ‘Show Tracks’ he certainly made sure to show us once again that he’s got the whole gamut of genres within his wheelhouse.