Released on January 2nd, 2013, ‘Leaving’ is the sixth extended play released by the American musician and house music DJ Skrillex. The album was uploaded on Skirillex’s official YouTube channel the subsequent day. Through this EP, the DJ proves his ability to venture into new avenues of house music. Now it’s up to you to decide whether he has been able to do it successfully or not.
The extended play features three tracks. The title track of the extended play, ‘Leaving’, is a more relaxed electronica track different from the conventional high beat numbers. The track is in fact the most competent track of the extended play. The second track ‘Reason’ is an energetic electro track that successfully maintains the melodic touch. The third song of the extended play ‘Scary Dolly’ is a typical Skirillex number- the same heavy bass screechy sound that he is known for. The track was circulated on the internet before the official release. Before the official release of the EP, Skirillex announced on ‘The Nest’, which is the official OWSLA exclusive membership service, that ‘Scary Dolly’ is a track that he uses as a DJ tool and the track is the one his fans deserve to have.
From the heavy bass ‘Scary Dolly’ to the relatively funky track, ‘The Reason’, the extended play is a complete shift from what we are used to hearing from Skirillex. Even though Skirillex has managed to diversify and give his EP a new feel than his regular stuff but the album did not manage to receive high admiration from music critics.
Overall, the concept behind this extended play is quite fascinating. There are moments when Skirillex has been able to successfully do it right such as in the title track of the EP-Leaving in which he has allowed himself to venture into orchestra and create a different piece of music. Overall, the extended play has not been able to provide the entertainment it was meant to offer to Skirillex’s fans. He has not been able to give this project the time that it required. He himself admits that two of the tracks from the EP have been completed in his hotel room, only a few hours before their release.
In a nutshell, if you are an Electronic Dance Music fan and love unconventional music, the extended play-Leaving by DJ Skirillex is a must try.
The track listing Of Extended Play-‘Leaving’:
- ‘The Reason’
- ‘Scary Bolly Dub’
Listen to this newly released EP and let us know what you think about it! Happy Listening!