Wiwek & Skrillex – Killa Ft. Elliphant (Original Mix)
When Wiwek signed a deal with OWSLA to release an EP, it was almost certain that the Dutch producer was going to blow up. With the premiere of the first track from The Free and Rebellious, “Rebels,” only whetting fan’s appetite, the hype surrounding the EP’s release continued to build. Now in the homestretch, Wiwek and Skrillex‘s collaboration “Killa ft. Elliphant” has been released on SoundCloud.
The track’s opening and vocals — courtesy of Swedish singer Elliphant — seem to directly contrast Wiwek’s signature “Jungle Terror” style. Sweeping synths and Elliphant’s delivery create a gentle atmosphere, despite the lyrical content. The composition turns dark, however, at the drop, with slashing lasers, aggressive drums, and a sub-bass with malicious intentions. Ultimately, Wiwek’s ability to incorporate the OWSLA head’s work into his own, unique sound portends even bigger things to come.
The Free and Rebellious EP comes out on February 26.