Listen To Espacio Dios' Genre-Bending 'Percussive Planet' EP

Listen to the rising South African artist's latest EP, 'Percussive Planet.'

South African artist Espacio Dios just released a new EP. The project is his most focused to date and a culmination of the artist's genre bending attempts.


Aptly titled Percussive Planet, the project boasts drums and percussion that support thumping electronic bass lines and synths, pads and marimbas.

The opening song "Wakanda," has those thwacking gqom snares, and is a great introduction to what's to follow, but might mislead you into thinking this will be a gqom project, which it isn't by any means.

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The rest of the songs borrow from trap, pop and electro. Dios' vocals exist perfectly over a soundscape of damp bass lines, smooth pads and marimbas, which are an indicator that his influences go beyond pop music.

He's joined by likeminded artists in this planet—up-and-comers such as Una Rams, Shakashoelu, Bog, as well as renowned producer, vocalist and rapper Anatii.

Percussive Planet has enough features to make sure Dios doesn't sound lonely, but he still keeps them limited to ensure you get a sense of who he is. He adds to this diversity by rapping alongside his distant vocals, on songs like "Mango" and "Uri Fire."

Listen to Percussive Planet below, and download it here.

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