“Making It Up” takes it back to the crunchy DnB aesthetic that sets off the project and throws in a dash of punk rock elements into the mix. The dynamic arrangement is what makes it stand out and the emcees showcase their versatility as they bridge hip-hop with a mosh pit energy. “RUFF” is a hard-hitting guitar-driven track that has quite a progressive pattern and cinematic texture underpinned by the social-political outlook of the emcees. There is so much to unpack as the beat changes up in the middle section into a sombre and moody piece with sparse drums and here the trio reflect on their life and daily struggles. “Simon Says” captures the youthful punk-rock side of the group and brings something refreshing and different. They do offer us a glimpse into their wild lifestyle. The final track “Stick Dat” is a middle finger to the detractors, naysayers and the chicks who didn’t pay them mind before they rose the ranks. The track is rousing and energetic and makes use of sizzling electronic guitars, vibrant rock drums and fiery performances from the trio.
Overall, DEMODE, is purely a fun project filled with vibrant and energetic raps, playful hooks, hard-hitting beats and an undeniably refreshing aesthetic.
Catch them live on the following dates in the UK.
15 Nov – O2 Ritz, Manchester with FIDLAR
17 Nov – O2 Institute2, Birmingham with FIDLAR
22 Nov – The Lower Third, London with Dumb Buoys Fishing Club