Each month we shine the spotlight on one SoundGym member by reviewing one of their tracks for our Music Spot feature. This month we focus on `PassiveAggressive`, by The Rebeat.
The Rebeat is the pseudonym of Sofia, Bulgaria based producer @Boyan Dzhorgov
. `PassiveAggressive` is a glitchy, distorted electro snarl, which Dzhorgov apparently knocked out in a few hours as an experiment. This is an impressive feat, as although this is a relatively simple track, built around a single synth riff, it hits hard, and develops intelligently.
That main riff is insistent, and as the track title suggests, aggressive. The key to `PassiveAggressive` is the way that the other musical elements move around that key element; skittering beats, 808 booms and wonky, gliding melodic lines drop in and out, framing and re-framing the riff. The production is tight, and the track provides a real gut-punch whenever the sub kicks in.
Dzhorgov`s back catalogue is a varied one. His tracks tend to revolve around breaks, but the mood, tempo and genre of his work varies massively. `PassiveAggressive` is a year old now, and we encourage you to also check out some of his more recent output on his Bandcamp page
; his recent releases push his music into stranger, more unusual places.