As an expert manipulator of frequencies and unparalleled story-teller in bass music, Kraysh often gets unjustly overlooked when “best-of” lists come around, yet the Toronto-based producer never ceases to put out quality content. From singles and projects transcending genre barriers incorporating elements from a variety of influences, Kraysh is among the best at combining musicality and bass, creating immersive listening experiences that fully engulf listeners with sound.
While 2020 was relatively quiet for Kraysh, the talented artist looks to kick off 2021 with a bang with the release of his first single since last February. Out now via NGHTMRE and Slander’s Gud Vibrations, ‘Shrapnel’ is quintessential Kraysh, demonstrating the tireless effort being poured into his craft over the last year. The extended introduction is serene and almost mystical, bringing listeners into the depths of an enchanted forest with its goosebump-inducing violin layers and spellbinding effects. Around the seventy-second mark, hints of a darker, more rugged sound soon come to light, before Kraysh totally flips the script into a bass-riddled, eardrum pounding beast that’s equally mechanical as it is complex. Serrating bass and meaty percussion are the theme of the latter half of ‘Shrapnel,’ with the track easily living up to its explosive name. Don’t miss it below.