Wolfgang Gartner releases ‘Medicine’ EP, combining his complex electro beginnings with modern bass-house [LISTEN]
Wolfgang Gartner has had quite the revival in 2018, collaborating with upcoming producers k?d and JayKode, as well as earning a feature on Microsoft’s newest edition of the Forza Horizon racing games with “Ching Chong.”
Now, the “complextro” (complex electro) connoisseur has dropped his Medicine EP, a project reminiscent of what made him so popular around the 2010 electronic era. Gartner’s ability to maintain his own style while staying relevant shines through in this project by way of his catchy melodies, gamey synth contrasts, thumping rhythms, uplifting harmonies, and seamless transitions.
While the first three tracks off the extended play stick to the veteran’s signature style, the last three showcase his modern approach that implores recognition from today’s taste-makers. “Make It Clap” and “Bumblebee” keep with current bass-house bearings, a genre complementary for the electro king to dip his toes into, while perhaps considering diving in. Take note and allow yourself to melt to the half-time play around 1:30 on “Bumblebee.” “This Is Your Life” leans towards retro, house-thumping dance-pop that adds a sweet and saccharine supplement to the already brimming production.
Gartner teased the EP by dropping “Deja Vu” earlier this month, to listeners delight. Additionally, just one day ahead of the multi-track release, he teased with an ancillary EP mini-mix via Twitter.