Representing New Orleans is producer KLUTCH, also known as Andre Waguespack. The fresh artist is coming into the scene with a distinctive sound, one that evokes raw human emotion through electrifying compositions. After peeping through the artist's Soundcloud, you'll find that KLUTCH tends to blur the lines between reality and fantasy in his melodies. What's interesting about KLUTCH's style, is that he extracts elements from varying genres to create a beautifully harmonious work. In tracks from his Elevate EP like "Captivate", KLUTCH utilizes a monstrous trance-like synth to uplift listeners, while he adds gritty dubstep growls in works like "Isolate". To bring his sound together in cohesion, KLUTCH seems to have a firm grasp on imagining immersive and poignant melodies in his craft. KLUTCH's hybrid electronic style is not only multifaceted, but most importantly, it is emotionally captivating.
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Today EARMILK premieres KLUTCH's latest masterpiece "Elevate", which is the final track released off the Elevate EP. The track begins with glowing static and a shuddering buzz to set a muddied ambience. It's a whimsically enchanting opening, with an extremely refreshing addition of organic drum work. Detuned synths wane in the background of "Elevate", strengthening an anticipation. The build up leads to a rich drop, full of fluttering synth which will absolutely "elevate" listeners. "Elevates" drifts off into a cadence of muffled and sporadic speech, highlighting an honest humanness to the work. The narrative approach to "Elevate" holds it high as a personal tune, with an intangible heaviness that audiences may encounter.
"This whole EP was an amalgamation of all the feelings I was going through a couple years ago, which was a pretty rough time for me mentally. And Elevate was my description of how I felt when my friends came to my aid. They elevated and continue to elevate me out of my darker days. So it's basically an ode to my friends and friendship in general." – KLUTCH