WWWINGS - 3000 (SMBL040)
03. Death Wish
WWWINGS is Lit Internet, Lit Daw and Lit Empty, three internet-residing producers with an ear for post-apocalyptic soundscapes and towering, wide screen club music. Isolated by geography, the three artists come together as WWWINGS, filtering a frigid combination of southern hip hop, abstract, industrial-tinged beat work and grime into their manic, all-encompassing productions. Following up likeminded releases from Kadahn, Kid Smpl and Kastle, WWWINGS join the Symbols roster with the 3000 EP (out November 13), a record as staunchly forward thinking as it is full of sonic idiosyncracies. And while WWWINGS might make music inspired by the online nexus, 3000 is certainly aimed at the club, the EP functioning as both an emotional, melodic take on 140 formats and an exercise in physicality, bringing noise and ambient tropes onto the dancefloor.
Like much of the best contemporary club music, tracks like “Divine” and “Redemption” are both staggeringly beautiful, full of enticing detuned square waves, and as in-your-face as dance music comes, an approach that constantly leaves the listener on guard. Meanwhile, “Death Wish” is as raw and unforgiving as anything you’ll hear all year, a two and a half minute excursion into miitaristic noise and horror-inducing whispering effects. The fact that Lit Internet, Lit Daw and Lit Empty create all of their music via online dialogue is an impressive feat, but considering the increasingly place-less aesthetic leanings of most web-dwelling producers, WWWING are leading the pack in both aesthetic and sonic terms.