He may be an enigma casually hiding behind the scenes, but this producer knows how to craft party tracks without giving too much away. During our adventures this week we bounced on over to CYB3RPVNK for “U Need More”, the latest party-ready single from Cityzen. Cityzen is definitely a peculiar project, as his affinity for the color red when paired with his unique glasses creates a rather odd image. We have already been treated to a bit of Cityzen’s style with their first few single “Sirius”, “Rave Tech Repeat”, and “Unicorns On a Rocket Launcher”. However, Cityzen’s drive to blend futuristic beats and classic underground sounds will only further cloud his image and style. Will they be able to transport us back in time through music once again? Maybe after coming back from this mysterious hiatus will give them the refresher they needed.
While Cityzen’s original style highlighted his blend of retro and modern sounds, “U Need More” falls more in line with his recent dark house tracks such as “Party Instruction” and “Watch Me“. Moving more towards the seedy and questionable backroom party than a dark alley rave, “U Need More” reminds of ZHU with an extra layer of filth above the topsoil. Cityzen uses the track to keep wading in the darker side of the tech-house pool, directing both the kick drum and groovy synths lead the way. Cityzen’s signature distorted vocal work adds a necessary hook to complement the track’s overflowing groove and drive the bass forward. This is a track that you need to shut off the lights and just vibe to, even if it’s in the comfort of your own home.
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