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May 24, 2019
May 24, 2019
Just under a year ago Ghastly stood atop the cosmicMEADOWS stage and dropped arguably one of the best sets of EDC 2017. With that hair-raising performance, Ghastly completed one of the best rises to greatness I’ve seen in a long time. He went from living out of his van to rocking the biggest EDM festival in the world and absolutely killing it. The good news for us is that his incredible story is nowhere near finished. With his debut album, Ghastly proclaims he’s in for the long haul. And on The Mystifying Oracle we’re blessed with an emotive offering of bass, bass house, and dubstep goodness.
The tenseness of Ghastly’s debut album is on full display in “I’ll Wait” featuring Shaylen. A drum pattern gets introduced and the strain of heartache is felt. “LSD” is another standout track. The song samples an interview with a housewife in the 1950’s and it captures the vibrant picture the woman describes after taking the hallucinogenic.
The Mystifying Oracle is also full of Ghastly’s signature aggressive, headbanging style. Tracks such as “Lemme See You” with Crankdat, “Shadow City,” “Black Mamba,” and “Don’t Give Up” are sure to be moving crowds all summer long. I appreciate the growth and various palette’s Ghastly chose to paint with on this album–it’s a splendid reflection of the diverse moods and feelings of a matured artist–but it is those moments where he pushes up the BPM and lets the heart-pounding beat flow that I’m reminded of what he did on that EDC stage in 2017.