1788-L never fails to destroy every single brain cell in my head by his filthy production style. The producer nearly eight months to the day after his debut EP is back with his second, also on Deadbeats, S Y N T H E T I K.
SYNTHETIK brings another, strong group of four tracks together, pushing 1788-L’s iconic brand of midtempo, with grinding synths and crunchy melodies. Whereas SENTIENCE only had one collaboration, SYNTHETIK demonstrates the connections that 1788-L has made in just the last 8 months — much of which was spent on the road touring — with a collaboration on each track:Slooze, Deathpact, totto, and Josh Pan.
Perhaps the most awaited track on the EP is the Josh Pan collaboration, first debuted at 1788-L’s debut show in LA for Brownies & Lemonade in 2018. It’s the first and only vocal track from the producer, giving it just that much more of a unique position within his discography. The end product is even more fleshed out than it was last year (predictably so) and sounds brilliant on any home system or headphones.
Ever since the first release though, many people believed that the mysterious bass producer(s) was Stonewall Klaxon. One month ago, the Reddit user AnonKing said that 1788-L was Stonewall Klaxon’s side project, while RanyeWest said that it was not a side project, but in fact his new project. Another Reddit user ggsauce249 said that “it was confirmed on Stonewall Klaxon’s Facebook upon the first release.”