With support raining in from the likes of Bassnectar, Bleep Bloop and G Jones, it was only a matter of time until the underground sensation known as PROKO caught fire with the masses. While his Alien Abduction Mixtape released earlier this year introduced the shape-shifting sound of the burgeoning producer to a broader audience, it’s this aptly titled First Contact EP that is sure to be remembered as that pivotal moment when PROKO changed the game.
Right from the start of the five-track EP, PROKO lets listeners know the kind of flex he’s bringing to the situation as his left-leaning sound design and futuristic take on the genre reveals itself in bits like “TTF” and the synth-heavy title cut. Able to bring on the synapse twist with effortless ease, it’s when PROKO turns up the heat on street-wise gangsta bits like “Block Streets” and “FLIP IT” that provide a glimpse into the madness that PROKO is capable of delivering to the dancefloor. Still not convinced? Check the collaborative illness that “Loud” unleashes with PROKO and NastyNasty battling it out with some broken beat acid-tinged pressure that elevates things to boss level status.
Consider yourself warned as PROKO’s First Contact EP is out now as a free download—lock yours in here.