Ephwurd is pretty new to the EDM scene, releasing their first official track only three months ago. It was a remix of Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s hit single “Leon On” that they did with ECT!ECT!. When the remix came out, no one had any idea who Ephwurd was! Then about a month later, they released their first original track, titled “Just Us”, which was premiered on This Song Is Sick and really blew up from the attention and how great of a song it is. Still, no one had any idea who was behind the name Ephwurd that was putting out these incredible new future house tracks.
The secret finally spilled when they released their smash hit collaboration with fellow future house up and comer Jauz titled “Rock the Party”. In an interview with Billboard, Troy Beetles, aka Datsik, revealed that Bais Haus and himself together made up the group Ephwurd. Fans of Datsik’s were extremely surprised (and some even a bit upset) by this bit of news, considering how different of a sound Ephwurd seemed to be displaying. I for one was very pleasantly surprised, because I absolutely love when artists are able to completely and successfully switch up their style like Beetle has.
Now, after revealing the identities of their two members, Ephwurd has gone and dropped their second original track, this one titled “Duckface Ft. DKAY”. The track is just as bouncy and housey as their first original “Just Us”, however this one has significantly heavier growls. The song begins with a few blaring horns, which quickly switches into a very glossy and bouncy rhythm that leads straight into the drop. The violent, growling synth used for this song reminds me lot of Jauz’s “future wub” style. I’m sure it was no accident that the synth sounds like it was taken from an actual duck, or at least a rubber ducky. The first and third drops are very similar in tempo and melody, but the second one slows down to half time and flaunts an even more full and heavy melody than the original.
As far as future releases, very little is known about what to expect. However, listeners will surely be ready to jump at the site and sound of anything new coming from these two.