With a perfectly timed EP release in what many now-a-days are calling a literal violent world, Producer Casey Jones just dropped a multi-genre, 4-track EP titled Violent World that features an assortment from the EDM spectrum. Written mostly while quarantined in Las Vegas, these are Casey Jones’ self-proclaimed “best songs I’ve ever done” that feature killer vocals, electro house and even a little drum and bass.
Beginning with Speed Demon, an energetic speed house creation, voices shout into an accelerated drop with massive festival vibes, transporting listeners to a violent wasteland inside their heads. “This one holds so much more energy than regular house,” he said. “I really enjoyed making that.”
BVLVNCE, who has an impressive reputation in electronic dance music, was recommended to Casey Jones by producer Kedzie. Violent World is BVLVNCE’s first and only bass house track as a vocalist. Both him and Casey Jones vibed over their love for emo and metalcore music, so the two styles jived.
“As a vocalist, I like to respect artists' creative vision, so I will generally use a song title as a jumping off point for lyrics,” BVLVNCE said. “I imagined a Roman coliseum type fight scene in my head, where someone was thrown into a ring… [with] a ravenous, blood hungry crowd.”
While the Violent World track to some may symbolize the pursuit of peace in a chaotic world, Shreds brings listeners into a state of drum and bass. Drums, drums, drums, Casey Jones says -- he made the song in less than a day and never went back to change anything. As a listener, this is my personal favorite of the EP’s four tracks because the buildup feels so euphoric.
The EP concludes with Shipwreck, a calmer song encapsulating an end-of-the-world type vibe that drops into bass house combined with a rock-type playout.
Overall, Casey Jones has been making moves and this EP only solidifies his place in the EDM game. Pushing the barriers of EDM and becoming ever-familiar as support rolls in from all over the scene, Casey Jones just leveled up as bouncy tunes and big projects continue to come from his name.