Wiwek has always been one of the most unique producers in EDM and his latest EP Time Machine Drums is no exception. Born in the Netherlands to a musically-inclined Indian family, Wiwek’s music combines influences from all aspects of his life.
He coined the term “jungle terror” to refer to the genre he created. After his first official release in January 2012, Wiwek has appeared on Mad Decent, Rising, Mixmash, Spinnin, OWSLA, Barong Family, Musical Freedom, Dim Mak, Revealed, Doorn, Rave Culture, and more. Oh – and he’s also released two full-length albums and recently released a collaboration with Marshmello.
Wiwek is now bringing his talents to Axtone Records for three tracks that celebrate the return of festival mainstage music.
A proper follow-up to his 2020 EP Jungle Terror Vol. 4, Time Machine Drums is a trippy listening experience that EDM fans simply can’t miss.
“Follow Me” kicks off the EP with drum sounds reminiscent of his collaborations with Gregor Salto. “Oolala” keeps those vibes going before “Victory Dance” closes the EP with a commanding drumline, kick drums, cowbells, and vocal samples.
To us, Time Machine Drums marks a return to festival music and the vibes that made Wiwek one of the hottest producers in the world. With more and more artists releasing some of their best music yet, festival season 2021 will undoubtedly be one to remember.
‘I am really fond of implementing traditional percussions in a modern musical setting. With the electronic possibilities we have now, you can fuse everything you want. One thing I’ve always been amazed by is the energy of traditional percussion and how those rhythms and sounds make people move. With this EP I wanted to recreate this with the sonic power of electronic music: putting the drums in a time machine.’Wiwek Mahabali