Riot Ten is very well known for his signature dubstep sound. Well, his latest EP, titled “BLKMRKT”, flexes the DJ‘s softer side. Riot Ten ditches the usual massive drops and creates a pretty good mix of house tracks.
During my career, I’ve consistently put out house records here and there, but I wanted to make an actual project this time and give it a bit more light. I felt BLKMRKT would represent the project best as you would not expect this sound from ‘Riot Ten’ per se. I’m beyond excited to finally put this out and I can’t wait to hear the response. Welcome to BLKMRKT, I hope you enjoy the ride.Riot Ten
Track Breakdown of “BLKMRKT”
The first track on the EP “Like This” sports a deep bassline with an almost hypnotic drop. The use of very few vocals and a simplistic feel to the track sets a good impression as listeners go through the EP.
The second track “Hold Up” featuring J Plaza, is an energetic addition to this EP. The rap-like vocals compliment the nostalgic yet fresh drop that Riot Ten achieves. The track uses drum samples to create what is surely a festival banger.
“Wanna Go” is the third track on the EP and it’s arguably the best track on “BLKMRKT”. The vocals, provided by Charly Jordan, make this track sound like it’s a radio hit. “Wanna Go” has become a summertime hit for the Texas-based producer. Additionally, it was included in numerous Spotify and Apple Music playlists, and garnered support from the likes of Zeds Dead, Alison Wonderland and Dim Mak boss Steve Aoki.
“Lost Your Mind” is the fourth track on the EP. The simplistic, synth-driven tune makes use of Riot Ten’s versatility with music and shows that he can master many, if not all, genres and sounds.
The fifth track, titled “Rude”, employs Michael Sparks to provide few but effective vocal samples. If you pay close attention, you can notice that this track has been inspired by Riot Ten’s dubstep background.
“Hyphy VIP Mix” and “Yeah Yeah” round off the EP with a tribute to the genre of house music. To reinforce his raw talent, Riot Ten decided to do “Hyphy VIP Mix.” “Yeah Yeah” is a great track to end this energy-brimmed EP.