Listeners should expect the nostalgic trip of the 90s to happen right away on opening track Remind Them Of Their Fear, a short but interesting piece which features a sample that could have easily been grabbed from Psyonik’s favourite decade. Sounds weave in and out of eachother, creating a beautifully flowing track which breezes by effortlessly – which is even more impressive considering the old-school, muddy production – while retaining a strong structure and catchy rhythm; a very good start to the mixtape.
Artists such as Jay Z and A Tribe Called Quest were known for their ability to transform their songs into great ones simply because of one particular sound or rhythm. Psyonik brings a lot of this trait to the modern day in PRZM DSTRCT. As a result of this old school innovation Psyonik has created a sound that’s extremely accessible, while also stuffing it full of brilliant flow and lyrics.
PRZM DSTRCT is a relaxed listen, but much like a prism is full of colour and depth once the listener shines a light upon it. Psyonik has perfect attention to detail and its remains top notch throughout this mixtape, and because of the decision to add a guest vocalist or a sample to the mix and every single song on it makes it worth listening to over and over. While I would’ve liked to see Psyonik take all of these influences and use them to create something a little more original and ambitious as many of today’s modern gems, it doesn’t stop PRMZ DSTRCT being a great listen, and it is great to relive the sound that effectively revolutionised an entire genre.