Jauz x Ghastly – Ghosts N’ Sharks (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Few artists have seen a rise over the course of a year that Jauz has. The producer is riding a very productive 2015 and maintaining the pace in 2016, having his collaboration with Skrillex “Squad Out” receive an animated music video, delivering a powerful mix for Triple J, and appearing on Netsky‘s most recent album III. To keep the momentum going, Jauz has teamed up with fellow native Los Angeleno Ghastly — no slouch himself — for the aptly titled “Ghosts N’ Sharks.”
A fairly open intro segues into a vaguely video game-inspired section — further tipped off by the track’s artwork — which morphs into a build up of anthemic chords, crunchy bass, cascading percussion, and slicing synth lead. A caustic drop follows, featuring bouncing distorted slices and a thumping kick drum. Unwilling to let the energy drop, the duo opt to keep the pulsing drums during a second buildup. The final third of the track features a brief subdued section, presumably for listeners to catch their breath, before transitioning into an utterly chaotic halftime drop.