Hailing from London, United Kingdom, Oli Cash (AKA Far Too Loud) is quickly becoming a household name for bass music connoisseurs. Cash has been around since 2006, but gained massive popularity in more recent times with his signing to Funkatech Records. His releases on the label have been well received to say the very least, and his latest production is no exception.
The Firestorm EP consists of three tracks that you’ll hear tearing up dance floors for a long time to come. The songs are diverse enough while still retaining the funky electronic sound that FTL is known for.
While I approve of all three songs on the EP, none deliver quite like the title track. After blasting it repeatedly for days at work, in my apartment, or in my car, I can definitively say that “Firestorm” is the best the release has to offer. Bringing in Moombacore influences right off the bat and then combining his ferociously dirty sound with some perfect samples, FTL makes this track an instant classic in my book.
Next up is Lightbringer, my least favorite of the three. While the song is true to FTL style, it was simply too much for me. The tracks seems all over the place at times and to me lacks any redeeming qualities. I am sure that many will end up disagreeing with me, but what can I say, I simply don’t feel anything for “Lightbringer”. That being said, the production value is as high as ever and for a dirty-electro song, you could do much worse.
Cash saves it however with the final track of the EP titled “600 Years”. This one blasts off immediately and hits you with an even bigger drop soon after. Once again it’s the samples that bring this one home. This track had me dancing within moments and I could see audiences going wild for it. Reminiscent of a Knife Party production, “600 Years” is a crowd-pleaser.
Overall another solid release from the European producer. I cannot wait to start hearing these tracks live.