Move over Mord Fustang, there’s competition at the top of the complextro scene. PrototypeRaptor has been on my radar since the drop of his outstanding song Drive Hard (free download here). Combining sounds from electro, fidget, and 8-bit with memorable and catchy melodies, PR has been a mainstay on The Hype Machine popular charts and has seen set play from the likes of Porter Robinson.
After winning Cold Blank‘s remix contest earlier this year, PrototypeRaptor was signed for a two-track EP from their Burn The Fire label. The Color Galaxy EP is a funky, complex electro experience, starting off with a title track reminiscent of Wolfgang Gartner, but with a funky drop that is a style all his own. The second and final track, Highwind, is a multifaceted blend of exquisite piano and high-octane synth sounds. I’ve also included one of his most successful songs, a remix of Wolfgang Gartner’s electro classic Push & Rise (free download here), an amazing rework that you could argue surpasses the original. Year of the Raptor indeed.