Hailing from Sydney, Iron Gate Sound have, up to now, explored reggae and dancehall music across mixtapes and independent releases on their own Iron Gate Records imprint. Now, the label is rebooting with a fresh sound for their Different Hours EP coming later this year.
The first taste for listeners is "Wickedest", featuring the vocals of Birmingham MC RTKal. Veering in the more abrasive direction of grime and dubstep, "Wickedest" shows the huge potential of Iron Gate Sound to add to the already formidable Australian scene.
The instrumental is a stomper, with the heavy kicks and bassline offset by ticking hi hats and a floating blend of reverberating synths. RTKal professes that he has the ‘wickedest flows’, and develops across the track from a staggered but punching delivery to long lines of rapid, twitching lyrics.
Listen to "Wickedest" on Spotify below now.