Moreno Valley, CA dance/electronic artist HUSKI has dropped a new dubstep fusion track titled “Help Me”, a bass-thumping banger that pairs high-pitched vocal samples with thunderous kicks. The West Coast local producer has been raking in the listens on his music lately, with several thousand loyal followers on his social media outlets, and tens of thousands of combined listens on his tracks on Soundcloud. At only 22 years old, this up-and-coming producer is poised to rocket to EDM fame on the West Coast.
“Help Me” leads with a focus on its vocal sample, which is from Brandy’s 1994 hit “I Wanna Be Down”. This 90s R&B classic was recently also sampled in Lucas & Steve’s hit EDM track “I Could Be Wrong”. HUSKI uses Brandy’s “I Wanna Be Down” at a higher pitch, creating a stark contrast between the low, heavy baseline and the light tone of the vocals.
“Help Me”‘s best feature is its baseline and kicks – HUSKI shows himself to be a master of rhythm, switching up the baseline of “Help Me” to aid in the overall flow of the track, and keeping it from getting too stale between drops. The track primarily falls into a trap-influenced rhythm, with the occasional touch of a moombahton inspired two-step pulse.
After a few listens, “Help Me” sounds to be an easy choice for a club banger, and is a hallmark of West Coast EDM talent. The vocal sampling style may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you enjoy the high-pitched vocal style and heavy drops reminiscent of hardstyle, you’ll really dig this new track.