DA Premiere: 813 reveals ‘XOXO’ EP with Mad Decent support
Providing 32-bit summer-inspired vibes, Russian producer 813 links with Mad Decent to deliver a refreshing sound from the innovative imprint. Future trap, jersey, and aspects from every corner of lighter dance music arena melt into the upbeat and undeniably lifting aura introduced by the XOXO EP. Whether gracing the stage or pumping out of your speakers while you roll around with your top down, 813’s productions fulfill all your relaxed processed needs, and the XOXO EP is certainly no exception. “XOXO,” the EP’s title track, serves up poppy vocals and smooth trap-inspired drum work with plenty of synth-stab action to expose the energy of the Mad Decent family. A more melodic approach, “Thank You” keeps the impressive percussive work of 813’s tracks while boasting a smooth and fluid riff on the top line with vocal cuts throughout. Rounding out the EP, “Purpl Drunc” brings back the synth-stab centric qualities of the EP’s first track, but with a heavier vocal-chop focus and some interesting 32-bit sounds. The EP falls into place nicely on the Mad Decent label, and we are confident this will not be the last time you hear of the Russian up-and-comer 813.