Gemini – Mercury EP
22-year-old UK native Gemini, ventures away from his dubstep roots on his fifth EP Mercury, available now. Known for his dark dubstep vibes Gemini swaps out bass drops for screaming synths and electro rhythms on this EP, giving listeners new sounds to expect from the young production mastermind.
The five-song output begins with “Robots,” which instantly shows fans that Gemini is veering into new sounds of electronic music. The track kicks off with escalating synths and drum-roll builds to create a tightly-wound house beat. “3D Romeo” follows– and the Zane Lowe dubbed “Hottest Record in the World” hits a bit harder than “Robots”– adding some of Gemini‘s signature bass booms. A highlight from Mercury, the “3D Romero” adds cascading chords and an infectious vocal hook from Fabienne, giving fans an anthem-worthy club-ready production.
Showing off his knack for production, Gemini gives us a full-blow big-room production with “Freedom.” The track begins with bubbling beat bursts before he unleashes a synth soaring climax to form a completely instrumental tune doused with electro undertones. “Losing My Way” comes up next and Gemini gets darker with a slow-building melodic beat unlike any of the other tracks from Mercury. The EP finishes with “Second Law,” and the Inspected Records labelmate closes with another pulsating beat accompanied by speeding drum-kicks and synthesized sting chords.
A take-off from his original production roots, Gemini gives fans an EP with more builds than breaks making Mercury a download worth the purchase.