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Mazbou Q - SURVIVR6 - EP Review: Metahuman

11 May 2023 // A review by Ben Ruegg

This latest EP release, Metahuman, immerses listeners in a captivating cinematic journey from its very first note. With an infusion of sounds and concepts reminiscent of high-budget modern action films, the EP exudes an undeniable sense of intensity and potency that is instantly evident on the opening track, BBDO.

The production prowess behind this EP is a collaborative effort between xJ-Will and Mazbou Q, collectively known as SURVIVR6. Together, they elevate the remix of the already popular track, Beat Up, Bullied and Dunked On, to unprecedented heights. The vocals exude a raw and focused quality, while the instrumentation creates a spacious and commanding sonic landscape.

This feeling persists throughout the EP's five tracks, which seamlessly intertwine to create a cohesive and expertly packaged musical experience. Lucky All Day starts with the atmospheric sounds reminiscent of a Christopher Nolan film, before unleashing a pulsating beat that demands your attention, leading up to a chorus that hits with the force of a blow from Creed III.

Each track works with the others, fitting snugly into a larger, meticulously crafted picture that reflects the visionary ambitions of SURVIVR6. The performances exhibited on every track are real, raw and powerful, offering listeners a world-class experience, whether enjoyed through headphones or a quality speaker setup. It is evident that both artists involved poured their heart and soul into this EP.

For enthusiasts of both hip-hop and electronic music, particularly those who appreciate the likes of Noisia, this release is a resounding triumph. Metahuman is a fantastic achievement that demands your attention. Prepare to be taken away by its intricate sonic soundscape and allow yourself to be swept away on an unforgettable cinematic, yet musical, journey.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Mazbou Q

Formerly known as Unchained XL, Mazbou Q is a British born Nigerian New Zealand Hip-Hop artist and producer with a unique, afrocentric sound that is easily recognizable as his own. His 2018 debut EP release entitled Foreign Legacy blends traditional afrobeat-inspired textures and rhythms with various styles of Hip-Hop, utilising a combination of live instruments and synths. April saw UXL’s reach expand globally, as he completed a tour of the UK with shows in London, Bristol, Sheffield, Leeds and Cardiff, performing alongside artists such as Mungos HiFi, Afro Cluster and Mr Phormula.

With overarching themes of faith, identity, justice, virtue and cultural innovation, he draws both musical and lyrical inspiration from artists such as Fela Kuti, Jidenna, M.anifest and Lecrae. Supported by his live band, UXL delivers a highly energetic, and convicting performance that will leave you searching for more.


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Releases

Metahuman
Year: 2023
Type: EP
The Future Was
Year: 2021
Type: Album
Afroternity
Year: 2020
Type: EP

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