Brooklyn based DJ and producer JEANIE is back with a sick new track titled “Pharaoh.” This bass piece is perfect for the club, clocking in at under 3 minutes with a short breakdown.
The song begins with a pumping single note saw-bass with supportive elements to build the atmosphere and overall ethnic vibe. An Arabic flute comes in, appropriately setting the tone of the Egyptian and Middle-East vibe. The track continues to give the listener more tension with a well-mixed snare build that then leads to a vocal snippet making you think the drop is coming. But wait – it takes a creative turn into a 1/2 bar teaser drop with a “pop” to make you hold your breath just a second longer than you’d expect.
The bass drop in “Pharaoh” is delivered around the 0:50 second mark, with a variety of gritty and sharp piercing synth patches that are reminiscent of some of the bass bangers in recent years from producers among the likes of RL Grime or G Jones. The fills between phrases are uniquely crafted to maintain the middle eastern vibe with a FX that sound something like the unsheathing of a sword. Once you’re able to pick your jaw up off the floor the build will have started all over again. As you brace yourself for the second drop, you will be pleasantly surprised by the difference between the first and second drop. While they both have the potential to melt your face off, the subtle difference is just what you’d want from a track like this.