Tut Tut Child Takes The Monstercat Spotlight [Review]
Tut Tut Child hasn’t been referred to very often when talking about Monstercat Records, when he honestly deserves some recognition for the music he has created. Rogue is still a major name in my book, however I believe it’s time to broaden my horizons a bit and display some work from Tut Tut Child. And what better time to talk about Monstercat artists, since Tut Tut Child released his newest EP on Beatport earlier today entitled We’re All Mad Here.
The EP is a total of six original tracks, and also features two other artists (Emily Underhill and Kendall Morgan) on separate songs. Considering the fact that I haven’t reviewed an album/EP in its entirety in an extremely long while, I feel compelled to do so with Tut Tut Child and We’re All Mad Here. With Rogue having some memorable tracks out, I have pretty high expectations for his fellow Monstercat artist.
Singularity [3 out of 5 stars]
The track starts of with this edgy, hard sound sound to it immediately. The rest of the song is definitely catchy and almost guaranteed to get stuck into your head. What stops the song from being a perfect score is that I feel as though it leaves quite a bit to be desired. There isn’t too much change within the song, and while it is enjoyable, it’s nothing great.
Alive (feat. Emily Underhill) [4 out of 5 stars]
I normally make it a huge deal when trying to find drum & bass worth writing about. Trying to find interesting and unique sounds to the genre is pretty difficult, and while “Alive” isn’t innovative with the genre, I still believe it’s a solid track. It’s a great track nonetheless and meets the bar when compared to other drum & bass tracks. The metaphorical bar just doesn’t surpass anything, preventing it from reaching five stars.
Card Shark [5 out of 5 stars]
Probably my favorite song on the entire EP, it starts out with variety. Slowly adding to the song without having such intervals between its additions. The drop isn’t spectacular, but it sure as hell is still good. And what follows afterwards is nothing short of amazing. You literally need to hear this one for yourself, and as an added bonus, it’s a free track! So please, feel free to download the wonderful song that is “Card Shark”.
Made It For Me (feat. Kendall Morgan) [4 out of 5 stars]
I’m extremely picky when it comes to vocals in any type of song. While these aren’t exactly helping the track progress in my mind, I still think they were kind of necessary for it. Without them, it wouldn’t be quite as good, so in that respect I have accepted them. Besides that, everything here is great. You’ll find yourself caught up in the beat, tapping your foot to the infectious sound.
Yockenthwaite [5 out of 5 stars]
If anyone can pronounce that title for me and explain what it means, I can guarantee that you’re a magical being. Anyway, the song was absolutely fantastic. I believe the track falls under the category of glitch hop, and I have to say it’s a fantastic track displaying how good the genre really is. A strangely named track apparently makes for an excellent one.
A Jester Affair [4 out of 5 stars]
The song itself gives me this kind of easy-going and relaxed feeling. It’s not in the realm of trance, but it still feels just as relaxing. I thoroughly enjoy this song entirely, and while it may be as good as I claim, I don’t believe it to be five star worthy. It lacks this “wow” factor that makes me love a song right off the bat.
The album We’re All Mad Here as whole gets the total score of 4 stars out of 5.
Beatport link to We’re All Mad Here: http://www.beatport.com/release/were-all-mad-here/995781
Link to FREE track “Card Shark”: http://soundcloud.com/tuttutchild/tut-tut-child-card-shark
Miguel “Ortizmi” Ortiz is the writer and owner of the Ortizmi Blog, where you can find stories, video game reviews, etc. He’s hoping to improve on writing by doing posts for other blogs, as well as his own, to make himself better at the craft. And besides that, he definitely enjoys EDM as much as any other person. If you want, check out the Ortizmi Blog at: http://ortizmi.blogspot.com