2021 is shaping up to be a huge year for LA-based producer WHZLY. Having already turned heads with “Knock Out,” his massive release on Ganja White Night’s Subcarbon imprint earlier this year, WHZLY has returned with a UK grime-infused banger evocatively entitled “Clack.”
Inspired by the angst and swagger of Guy Ritchie’s film The Gentlemen, WHZLY went to work concocting this hard-hitting single. “Clack” is a menacing and full-throttle track that blends the grit of UK gime/hip-hop with the pulsating elements of bass music to create what WHZLY refers to as “GRIMEBASS.” The end product is a hair-raising, adrenaline-fueled sonic fiasco. Perfectly made to detonate dance floors or seamlessly soundtrack a high-octane fight scene in an action film, “Clack” is easily one of the most infectious tracks of the year.
Throbbing basslines collide with ferocious synths and tight percussive elements collide to create a stylish cacophony. Throughout “Clack” there is an undeniable nod to old-school grime which WHZLY expertly blends with his own unique style. Subtle elements of west coast bass can even be felt peaking through and meshing vibrantly with more brazen UK hip-hop overtones. Pugilistic vocal samples give “Clack” confrontational energy. This track definitely puts the listener in an unruly headspace, with WHZLY stating that he feels like it’s “a song I would rob a bank to or use to film an action scene.”
With yet another massive release in the bag, WHZLY continues to distinguish himself as an artist to watch. Having already gained support from the likes of Excision, Spag Heddy, and YOOKiE, as well as securing releases on Buygore, Dim Mak, Music High Court, WHZLY is etching out considerable space for himself in the world of bass music.