A real jack of all trades, EarlMikeMane operates as a rapper, producer, and designer. By solely constructing each song from the ground up, he proves that independent artists can flourish in a scene often held back by uncommunicative collaboration. His latest venture, ‘Matrix’, is a breath of fresh air and a detailed glimpse into the next evolutionary stage of his musical adventure.
While Earl’s past work has explored the vast, unflinching void that is the cybernetic trap landscape, this new song takes things a step further. The production features so many layers that one listen doesn’t even come close to revealing the sheer rawness of its quivering mechanisms and sullied undercarriage. A bristling masterpiece, Earl’s beat is the perfect choice for a song propelled by dark, sinister energy. Not all of his lyrics are decipherable, but his delivery is more than enough to generate interest in his vocals. As his husky tones emerge from the tension of the song’s opening, the rapper begins to glide over this melodic colossus in the way that only someone truly comfortable in their artistry can. This may not be Earl’s first track of the year, but it’s by far his most refined release and a clear indication that his artistry is heading in an admirably ambitious place. Listen to the song in full here and see for yourself.
– Chris (@108mics)