Princess Slayer – Living EP review

 

Here is a review I wrote for WePlugGoodMusic

Release Date: 27th November 2015

 

Princess Slayer consists of Casey Lim, known for her soulful voice and hypnotic stage presence during live performances and drummer, Vince Welch, also of Black Futures fame, known for standing up while he plays.

Princess Slayer first emerged onto the EDM scene from Guildford with hits such as Passion Alley and Snake Skin. After the great success of their Living EP, the duo have gifted anyone in the electro-pop market, looking for something different with their new Single EP, featuring the radio edit of the title track followed by a variety of excellent mixes.

The radio edit itself is a brilliant showcase of Princess Slayer’s ability. It begins with lead vocalist Casey’s serenading, with elevating lyrics such as “say with me, I am the maker of my life”. It then bursts into the type of chorus that would fill a room instantly, and leave the crowd singing the hook “still living” long after it’s ceased, everyone and anyone can connect with this song and the uplifting meaning behind it. We then have the extended mix, with more comprehensive mixing leaving the listener with a broader, more inclusive experience of the track.

Next up is the Craig Chino mix. With fun, house type back beats and heavier drops, this mix is the type of track you would see a DJ be proud to be the first to premier at a club. With an alternative voice layered over the top, the track transforms into a glorious assortment of club sounds and rhythms.

However, the best mix of this track has to be the White Panther Mix. This track stays true to what Princess Slayer strive to do, with the main vocals resonating throughout the track, but then takes it one step further. The totally entrancing sounds, with Casey’s voice floating through carry the weight of this track, and with heavier, richer drumming the mix goes through the motions. The listener is dragging up with it, only to have the beat drop to reveal some dirty electro/EDM beats. This is what Princess Slayer is all about, creating a cool, flexible foundation and then experimenting with it using new-wave electronic beats and captivating vocals.

 

After releasing this single EP, and with a Summer of gigging, and making their mark on the UK festival scene under their belts – including a set at Glastonbury on the BBC Introducing Stage – this duo are set to do great things. We look forward to a debut album.

 

The Living single EP is out now on iTunes.

 

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