Heavy R&B is really in at the moment, as exemplified by genre heavyweights The Weeknd and Drake. In the same vein as the aforementioned, Berlin-based artist DUZT is mixing in an entirely new taste into the R&B palette.
FFO: The Weeknd, Drake, The Streets
Conjuring up a buzz of heavy percussion and nostalgic “I’m-fourteen-again” dubstep bass lines, DUZT have been making waves in the Music Week Urban Club Chart with their latest single ‘Space Cowboy’.
A track that builds its own chaotic atmosphere, ‘Space Cowboy’ finds a neat middle-ground between R&B and garage; like a hyperactive version of The Streets. The single is accompanied by a compelling music video directed by acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Lennart Brede. Exploring the themes humanity and identity, the video perfectly represents the song and DUZT enigmatic and volatile style.
Already given the remix treatment by Marra Kesh and Interzone, ‘Space Cowboy’ is proving to be a favourite to fellow artists. DUZT’s hyperbolic sound is not one to be dismissed easily. Rapidly ascending into a real electronic powerhouse, Berlin’s newest R&B outfit are one to keep tabs on.
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