According to his SoundCloud bio, all JPhelpz loves to do is make “tunes that make people go mental.” Phelpz is a long standing member of the riddim community who's style can be described by words such as bouncy, filthy, and grimy. Throughout his career he has been supported by dub superstars such as Zeds Dead, Excision, Modestep, and many more. It seems that the dubstep community simply cannot get enough of Phelpz as he recently came off not one, but two tours within the last six months, inculding one alongside fellow riddim legend Bommer.
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Three weeks ago he released his latest EP entitled Beatdown on Firepower Records. It included four brand new all original tracks which Phelpz had been teasing at all of his tour stops in the last few months. Phelpz has released two EP's on Firepower previous to this one, which featured more mainstream dub sounds and a larger sense of diversity in their tracks. However for this EP, Phelpz went back to his riddim roots and delivered a plethora of viciousness for his fans to enjoy.
Our favorite track off of the project is titled Self Destruct. The track comes together as a masterpiece of sound design that will send any headbanger into a frenzy. Beginning with echoing metallic sounds, we are reminded of the older styles of Firepower Records head honcho Datsik, who was arguably the first major artist to notice and support Phelpz. The build up begins slowly at first and perfectly builds into a transformer style vocal chop of the phrase “Initiate self destruct sequence”. The drop is an onslaught of Phelpz's classic riddim sounds that is infectious in it's nature.
This EP continues Jphelpz on his path to success in the bass scene and we are looking forward to hearing about what he has for us in store next.
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