Review: Mall Grab Drops Ravey, Pummeling New EP 'Growing Pains'

Who needs coffee today when you have this Mall Grab EP?
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Mall Grab Growing Pains

Mall Grab has released his thunderous new EP Growing Pains that he calls “headbanging club music.”

Mall Grab really leans into the thumping, ravey techno sound that has started to bubble up in his recent tracks. Starting from more subdued, lo-fi productions, he is now all the way in on pummeling the dancefloor.

The title is an indication of that process as he grows up.

Growing Pains plays on some important elements of nostalgia with 90’s sounding rave synths that echo around the project. The EP starts right out of the gate with two-step bass and rave synths before a kick comes in and pummels things back to 1998.

The EP continues in this fashion with “Eucalyptus” that carries a similar arpeggiated synth over a flurry of bass, while the title track may start soft, but then blends techno and break beat with a onslaught of drums that does not waver until the end. “Temperature Rising” is a bit darker as the heavily revered synths come back into the foray and a very deep and powerful kick pushes this one deep into your skull.

According to Mall Grab, the EP was “birthed from a number of unfinished projects, somewhere in between grime, broken beat, rave and electro - I wanted to make some shit that bangs in a big or small room. Have fun. Positive energy forever.”

If you are feeling a little tired today, Mall Grab is here to supplement your afternoon coffee with some banging, ravey club music.

Stream the EP below and pick up a copy here.

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