The mythical quality of BRAVE has dissipated and the anticipation has broken, as JOYRYDE releases the debut LP that his following has eagerly awaited for nearly two years. Years in the making, the seminal project was originally slated to arrive in November 2018, until “technical reasons” required the bass house authority to postpone it.
BRAVE‘s alternate release date remained elusive, even as as JOYRYDE pumped out four singles from the album, “IM GONE,” “YUCK,” “MADDEN,” and “SELECTA 19.” However, with the signal coming from the disc-jockey himself–“I’m finished”–in early March, it was immediately clear that the enigmatic project’s arrival was imminent.
Replete with the envelope-pushing edge signature to JOYRYDE’s bass house undertakings, BRAVE bursts into the electronic release ring with a raucous presence. The sprawling 18 track showing sees JOYRYDE sonically rub shoulders with Mika Means, Nolay, MAJILLA, Fze, Youngs Teflon, Gold, and Freddie Gibbs, who graces BRAVE‘s bonus cut, “DAMN.”
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