Gasoline, Marius DC’s latest release, serves as a return to the public eye for the Drip Drop rapper.
After a year of seemingly being M.I.A. from the music industry, the Faroese MC is back with an all new banger for the masses. “Smoke gas, gasoline” the 17-year old yelps over booming bass hits and rattling hi-hats. It’s almost hard not to feel the urge to dance when the west-coast-inspired beat comes on, blending elements of Bay-Area hip hop with a Spanish flavor, resulting in a combo of punchy trap drums and flamenco guitars that you won’t hear anywhere else.
The beat, courtesy of Marius himself and Canadian producer Kizzy, is a pretty clear shift from the sound of Marius’ previous release, The MZA EP. The tempo of the song is significantly faster than anything Marius has previously rapped on, but you wouldn’t know it by listening to it.
DC sounds more comfortable than ever, staying consistently in pocket while delivering one Instagram-caption-worthy bar after another: “I heard you fucked up in the crib with Corona-virus” “Rich boy, card never declined” “If I was broke like you, I’d hate too, I’ll never blame you”.
Despite the sonic evolution, a few known collaborators remain. Just like his debut EP, the sonic landscape is crafted by mix engineer Theodor Kapnas, and mastered by the incomparable George Nerantzis, resulting in a sound that feels professional and radio-friendly, all the while being more bouncy and street-oriented than anything DC has put out in the past. With hard-hitting beats and punchlines that could make a nun faint, the un-crowned Faroese rap king is most certainly not going anywhere.
Released on the following formats:
Digitally on all major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.). You can check it out on the player below.