Red Bull Studio Roundup: MK Ultra


MK Ultra is one of the many South African artists championing the filthy sounds of Hardstyle Electro, Dubstep and Drum n Bass. Over the past couple of years this style of head-banging Electronica has been popularized by likes of Haezer and Grimehouse and become an essential component of peak-hour dancefloor sets both at festivals and in clubs around the country.

Probably the best and worst thing about Hardstyle is that all you really need to make it is a laptop, some music software and (preferably) some decent monitors and / or headphones. Best because it means that anyone with talent and tenacity can master the sound with minimal expense. Worst because there aren’t many people with said talent and tenacity, but many who believe they’re the next Skrillex because they’ve figured out how to use the modulation controls in Native Instruments Massive.

In any case, MK Ultra certainly isn’t a deluded wannabe and these three tracks he produced at the Studio are evidence that he’s on his way to truly establishing his own brand of thrashing Electronic Music, more suited to the mosh-pit than the dancefloor.

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