I.Y.F.F.E is an artist I had never heard of just five months ago. Since then he has quickly become one of my favorite all around producers for his incomparable ability to blend numerous genres together into one single song. In past posts I have examined his tracks “Beats on Fire” as well as “ALIV3”, both of which blew me away with how well they were produced and how effectively he mixed elements of so many different genres.
In a world where it is so common for artists to be confined to one specific genre or even subgenre, it’s extremely refreshing to see that there are still artists that refuse to be pinned down into making one kind of music.
I.Y.F.F.E’s newest track, titled “Laka Flame”, is an incredible blend of future house and future bass with strong elements of dubstep and trap featured throughout. The entire intro screams classic future bass, with its full, wispy synths and tantalizing high hats. But right before the drop, an intense buildup leads the listener to believe that they were being duped all along and the intro was actually a front to cover up an enormous bass heavy drop.
Finally, the intro climaxes in a crescendo of drums and synths. This is where I.Y.F.F.E really throws a curve ball when a growling synth explodes through the speakers just for a split second and in that moment you think you’re about to hear an explosion of filthy dubstep. But instead a split second of silence follows, and out comes the beautiful, bellowing, harmonious future bass drop that the buildup had hinted at. The second drop however is far less light hearted, and really throws the listener off with its heavy trap bass line.
The diversity of this song and the seemingly never ending emotional roller coaster that it induces make it the perfect track to listen to with closed eyes and an open mind.