If you stan for the dark, hypnotic synth stylings of Crystal Castles and Squarepusher alike, theres a high chance you’ll dig this gritty number from upcoming producer Trophie. Released through the innovative Sydney imprint Sidechains, the young producer has unveiled the first single ‘Death To Pop’ from her forthcoming EP.
Diving straight into the action with a solid bed of synth plucks, the track trails off into a catchy chorus before heading into full overdrive, boasting reverberated vocals over a distorted bassline that lingers throughout the track. There is a definite synthpop vibe to this track, almost as if ‘Black Celebration’ era Depeche Mode was filtered through the synthetic dream-pop allure of Grimes’ most recent output.
‘Death To Pop’ EP will be released later this month. In the meantime, you can listen to the track below.