The new Jayceeoh & Redman duo 1000volts song Cobra Kai is a furious heavy bass Dubstep stoner anthem that features a significant amount of Hip-Hop influences. Packed with trippy melodies and the Wu-Tang honorary 11th member’s infectious flow, Jayceeoh & Redman – Cobra Kai (ft 1000volts) brings back the experimental soul of East Coast Rap and fuses it with Bassrush‘s signature aggressive Bass sound.
The sound of the Californian Dubstep producer has always been tightly associated with Hip-Hop and his multiple collaborations with Rap artists ranging from Waka Flocka Flame to OJ da Juiceman and Kez. They prove that the artist feels very comfortable when it comes to blending the two very different styles of music. With Cobra Kai EP’s self-titled main single, Jayceeoh continues these experiments, cleverly keeping the balance between the heavyweight Dubstep and melodic Boom bap on the production, and complimenting the flows of his long-time collaborator Redman.
The instrumental on the new Jayceeoh & Redman duo 1000volts song Cobra Kai is built on the contrast between the classic sampling style that reminds of RZA’s beats from the 90s Wu-Tang era and bone-crushing Dubstep, reminiscent of the 2010s Cypress Hill experiments with the genre.
The esoteric sounds Jayceeoh samples on Cobra Kai sound like they’ve been extracted from an obscure New Age record from the 60s. However, when mixed with Dubstep’s cinematic approach to transitions and its dynamic density, they move away from the crate digging context that embraces the rawness and simplicity in sampling. A similar approach is used on the vocals. Jayceeoh prefers to exaggerate Redman’s vocals and support every punchline by morphing the instrumental and adding some tension to it. The sound of the heavy bass Dubstep stoner anthem that emerges from such manipulations manages to catch some of the core aspects of East Coast Hip-Hop, but, with a Bass foundation, makes them sound much more energetic and intense.