Australian Newcomer Ren Zukii Impresses with Debut EP, Monarch
Monarch is the perfect name for newcomer Ren Zukii’s debut body of work because she’s about to reign over experimental bass.
The 26-year-old producer dropped her first EP, “Monarch,” via Wakaan on July 12, gifting bass music lovers with four powerful tracks that take listeners on a chaotic and cathartic journey.
The intro to the first track, “Deadmen” is as quaint as the project gets, and quickly takes a turn at the 33-second mark, setting listeners up for the first explosive drop of the album and certainly not the last. From there, each single showcases Ren Zukii’s versatility and crisp sound design, sprinkling different genres like drum and bass, hip-hop, metal, and many others.
“The ‘Monarch’ EP is a culmination of six years of my journey in music,” she said. “A lot of the inspiration for this EP came from listening to a lot of Metal and watching Quentin Tarantino movies. It’s chaotic, emotional, and visceral and is the first of many to come.”
This might be Ren Zukii’s first project, but she’s no newcomer when it comes to hitting the stage. The artist has been known to bring the madness to live audiences in Australia, from Sound Selection’s Haunted House After Party to the Origin Fields Festival in Perth, alongside the iconic group Pendulum.
It’s no wonder why Liquid Stranger scooped Ren Zukii up for the Wakaan label. In just four tracks, Monarch simultaneously blows away listeners and solidifies her place in the bass music scene.
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