This is easily one of Big K.A.P.O’s greatest releases to date. MOPARS”, the rap remix, is sensational. We’ve come to expect nothing less than brilliant from the creative producer, the weight and energy of his approach to music is always second to none; in this case though, there seems to be a little something more than the expected, and it sounds stunning.

“Big K.A.P.O” is a creative producer and composer who crafts complex, detailed, deeply emotional musical soundtracks, the likes of which effectively encapsulate a series of feelings and moments in a haunting and heavy way. MOPARS” is just over two minutes of manic musical expression, led by a distinct collection of riffs, which, in contrast with the overall complexity and multi-layered nature of the music, are notably simple and immediately memorable.

What’s striking about this release is the unique meeting of the electronic and rap worlds. The heavy metal essence emerges from the offset, the two notes chosen for the riff arrive soaked in distortion and darkness. The later, lighter moments that appear scattered around this help create more of a rap and vibrant soundscape, but somehow, despite the overwhelming levels of color, the rising intensity remains dark and unsettling, and this adds further to the underlying concept and how consistently and powerfully the artist has taken to representing it. The dedication is unquestionable, the single takes over the room in which it plays, the ideas take over your thought process, and then during that, while under the spell of the ambiance, the individual listener will start to attach his or her own story-line or sentiment to what takes place.

“Big K.A.P.O” gets it right every time, in my opinion. The music is flawlessly, masterfully crafted and presented. This particular release is a personal favorite because it brings together the strength and brilliance of iconic, authentic rap, and something a little more melodic and personal. That element of realness is the words that pour out, the melody that softly asks for your affection, the imagery that welcomes and involves you – and the vastness of the space that does the same. The louder you listen, the more profound and all-encompassing the effect becomes. This is three short minutes of musical heaven for those who appreciate and love the art of rap musicianship and production. The absolute beauty of a single.

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