Meet Oleg and Anton, the Russian/Ukrainian duo formerly known as Place 2B and Paimon, now more popularly known as Teddy Killerz. Skrillex himself was so impressed by the duo’s Make It Bun Dem Remix Contest entry that he not only proclaimed them honorary winners, but he also decided to sign them to his groundbreaking label, OWSLA. The label is famous for their intriguing and varied selection of artists, and they don’t take new artists lightly. Best known for their stellar dnb, dubstep, and breaks productions, the duo decided to switch things up for their first original release for OWLSA with the Toys Riot EP, a three-track collection of some very filthy trap music.
What Do You See In Me? is the opening track on the EP and sets the mood immediately–this isn’t your typical “Damn Son!” kind of trap; this a completely different demon, and it’s bloodthirsty. I Don’t Know is actually the group’s first attempt at making a song in the trap style, and their drum and bass influences clearly show here. The track is a nice hybrid of the two genres and it really bumps like a half-step dnb track–if you’re a fan of Skrillex’s work with Birdy Nam Nam then you’ll love this one. The title track, Toys Riot, is a demonic mix of dubstep basslines and angry, hellish sounds that bang in a very “Friday the 13th” meets “The Dirty South” kind of way. The whole EP has a great atmosphere and is a refreshing take on a genre that can at times feel pretty exhausted. Head to Beatport now to grab the EP and take part in the riot.