As usual, Will Bailey totally killed it while no one was looking. Or at least I wasn’t looking. Just when you thought Will had already put out enough ingenious floor whompers this year and deserved a lengthy sabbatical, here comes this “Lizard EP,” showcasing five new pieces. Each of these tracks prove Will’s out-of-this-world innovative powers a dozen times over.
Out of the five, we’ve got three electro house, one moombahton, and one “down tempo spaceship electro” (“Spaceship Funk”), which is probably intended to be dropped during moombahton sets.
Meanwhile, “Offline” starts with big-room Swedish-house-style synth hooks (something completely unexpected from the dirt master Will Bailey), but wait it out about a minute and a quarter because a surprise awaits you.
“Warehouse,” sonically, seems to be a story about two reptilian android creatures: One is very grumpy about being woken up by the other, so the other decides to irritate him even further by throwing sour gummy worms at his head. Hilarity ensues.
“Mean Streets” is – as declared by the genre label Will placed on this one – a story about the childish temper tantrum of a raging warlord in feudal England. Will knows a lot about these things because he himself is English.
The title track for this EP, “Lizard,” is simply moombah done right. It kind of embodies where moombahton is at right now but completely picks up the slack where a lot of other moombahton tracks are lacking.