After a long delay, the wait is finally over for the highly anticipated extended play of Australian duo Knife Party. Following last year’s success of their debut album ‘Abandon Ship’, Knife Party adds another EP to their discography which they titled ‘Trigger Warning’. The two producers have recently been teasing its album cover on social media and through all that hype, this new release clearly lives up to its expectations.
‘Trigger Warning’ consists of four total tracks with one being a remix of the EP’s first track. The EP opens up with “PLUR Police”, which is followed by “Parliament Funk”. The third track titled “Kraken” is Knife Party’s collaboration with London’s Tom Staar and the last track is a remix of the first track by Los Angeles-based Jauz.
Three of these tracks made their debut during Knife Party’s massive set at Ultra Music Festival Miami last March. Thus, after months of waiting, EDM fans should feel glad to finally have the ability to listen to the full versions of these mind-blowing crowd-pleasers.
The first track, “PLUR Police”, kicks off the EP right with its catchy vocals and bouncy house sounds. Featuring a similar bassline as “LRAD”, Knife Party also produces an energetic beat with this new track. Along with the well-played drums and phenomenal voice buildups during its breakdown, this track is an absolute festival banger that will have everyone jumping in the air.
It makes sense that Knife Party used “Parliament Funk” as their opening track during Ultra Miami. Consisting of thrilling metal sounds and hard-hitting bass, this particular track displays the duo’s creativity. While sticking to some of their signature styles, Knife Party shows that they can create magic with the inclusion of different styles of music. Overall, the track is a perfect tone-setter for any live set as this powerful tune brings out bolts of electricity from the get-go.
The third track, “Kraken”, begins with a funky bassline that then leads into a jolting vocal buildup. Attacking with an ongoing up-tempo beat, the song’s jarring synths and harmonious plucks would simply make anyone dance with their feet. With the incorporation of Tom Staar’s style, it is great to hear Knife Party collaborate with such a talented producer. This is evidently shown with this nicely-crafted finished product.
Last but certainly not least, the Jauz remix of “PLUR Police” ends the EP with some bass-heavy dubstep sounds. The drop consists of machine-gun-like noise that will fire at every part of our ears, hence the EP’s name ‘Trigger Warning’. Jauz’s staggering remix suitably fits the EP as he takes the first track into another level that astonishes both our ears and minds.
Overall, ‘Trigger Warning’ is a must-hear EP and it is out now ! You can grab a copy from iTunes here.