Glu - The Party

Joseph Lloyd
19th Mar 2021

It’s the first single from the album ULTRAGLU a horrorcore rap based fantastical thirteen track recount of one charged up night of partying and debauchery!

“When I listen to music, lyrics are the last thing I pay attention to. What draws my ear to music is what’s going on sonically and rhythmically. Good flows or weird inflections. Not that lyrics aren’t important too, but I love listening to shit that relies purely on high octane energy more than conscious lyricism.” describes glu, who crafts his sound from this understated and, sometimes, forgotten subgenre of rap.

The Party presents a minimalistic yet futuristic backing, with glu’s in-your-face vocals setting the pace and creating the composition's tone. glu’s jarring delivery demands constant attention, this coupled with his unique flow patterns creates an atmosphere that is impossible for the listener to escape. The Party is the sonic representation of an out of control house party, chaotic, confronting, and energetic, but you need to be there. The energy is vibrant, turbulent, encapsulating, and unforget... table.

“I wanted to make something turn. I was making all these crazy, weird experimental beats and out-there songs, and 2B from Big Ass Fish was like, fuck all that, you should just make this simple ass beat with the most ludicrous bullshit bars you can think of and make it the album opener.”

The deeper into the night we go, the more the album (which is released in June) devolves into insanity, as glu gets lost in the fictional personna takes on during his encounters, pretending to be a rich and famous rapper as he works the room of a Hollywood Party. For his debut solo project, however, the man himself, glu, gives us glimpses of the darkness within his absurd exterior.

ULTRAGLU’s explosive and psychedelic energy reflects the two week COVID-19 quarantine it was primarily recorded in. One moment featuring blissful atmosphere’s akin to YUNG LEAN, the next the hyper-aggression of JPEGMAFIA. It’s a distinctly Australian take on horrorcore, steeped in modern rap culture and the way we interface with the internet. Features are few and far between, but all compliment the sound glu has crafted.