Xilax’s latest release, “DrillMatic-ation,” features an impossible-to-ignore soundscape and beat that confronts the sound of the moment as well as the very nature of the industry and modern living in light of nostalgia and reality at the same time.
The single introduces the Xilax sound and approach to composing in a distinctive fashion, with a bit of unconventional flow and a distinct vocal tone and personality.
“DrillMatic-ation” has a nostalgic setup with a simple riff and a hypnotic bass line and beat that kicks up intermittently. Its lines stream through with a weave of allusions vaguely tied to a primary subject. The consequence is that it exudes a certain level of character and confidence while reinforcing the hustle or work ethic at the track’s core.
This composition’s versatility and production shine brightly due to its eclecticism from instruments to effect and genre to genre. On the other hand, the atmosphere always keeps the peace, and Xilax is given the opportunity to highlight his talent as a writer, rapper, and artist.
Heavy bars, provocative and intelligent by nature, engaging to listen to, and insisting on repeat visits from fans who sincerely want to grasp every syllable – this single promises a comprehensive deep dive into the domain of hip hop and all that it has to offer.
“DrillMatic-ation” has the makings of a timeless classic, filled with just enough creative curiosity to really stand out. Vocally intense as per these various stages, always resolving to that identifiable recording style for the simplicity of the hook.