The new Zia & Bassrush Dubstep song Turn It Up is a heavy bass music anthem with a dark and menacing spirit focused around the sonic representation of speed. The whooshing swiftness and wall-cracking impact of it are qualities that are often prominent in Bassrush releases.
During the first seconds, it’s the crackling noise that feels like something with a vintage quality and, at the same time, like a field-recording of a forest fire. In parallel to this, the atmospheres and pads add the feeling of space that is crucial for any heavy new bass music anthem. Those details evolve and progress into the bridge-sections and drops of the track. As a result, on every second of its 3-minute length, Turn It Up keeps getting bigger and submerges the listener into an atmosphere of a constant suspense.
In the beginning of the track, Zia focuses the perspective of Turn It Up with the use of two synths that contrast each other in their duration. The one that stands out a bit easier is a transient-free, smooth, yet aggressive low-mid centered sound that feels like a flashing light captured in the lens of a slo-mo camera. The second is a percussive, glassy set of sixteenth notes that stress the main melody rhythmically. And there’s a lot of subtlety that’s going on under these two that generate the amazing “racing” feel of this new Zia & Bassrush Dubstep song.
The melody of the song finds a satisfying resolution on the drop. It feels like the more tamed and controlled synths from the beginning now are finally set free. In the best traditions of Bassrush bass music anthems, the physical impact and presence of the drops are immersive and have that signature infectious groove. That’s precisely the reason Zia – Turn It Up makes your body move, regardless if you’ve been actively listening to the song from the beginning, or just entered the area where it’s been blasting through the speakers.