Virtual Riot proves dubstep's not dead in new EP

Virtual Riot proves dubstep's not dead in new EP

For his latest release, revs up the intensity with a six-track compilation that shows him flexing the heavier side his …

For his latest release, revs up the intensity with a six-track compilation that shows him flexing the heavier side his production style.

German Engineering takes f straight out the gate, opening with the ferocious “Pray For Riddim.” Virus Syndicate lend a hand in “Show Up,” incorporating energized rap and hip-hop elements into Virtual Riot’s production. As the EP continues through tracks like “Chop Chop” and “Jump The Gun,” Virtual Riot proves the grimiest dubstep is here to stay.

A slight wind-down begins to take shape in the EP’s later two tracks, as “Komputermusik” — while still heavy on the bass and dubstep elements — incorporates soothing piano melodies into its verses. The final track  German Engineering, “The Darkest Night,” leans into the melodic side Virtual Riot’s production with playful, choppy vocals and a simple bass-infused melody. He closes out the EP on a high note, reminding listeners just how broad his style range truly is.

German Engineering is out now on .