Martin Garrix’s STMPD RCRDS batters down the doors of 2018 with this release coming from hyper-talented newcomer, Todd Helder. Influenced as much by computer games as he is by music — just like Garrix — Helder’s futuristic sounds are something to behold.
I Need is very much the sound of now. A hard-hitting cut that packs a hell of a punch into just 2 minutes and 18 seconds, it carefully finds the balance between intensity and spaciousness. It could maybe most closely be termed dubstep, but there’s something more to it than that, with dashes of hip-hop and indie electronica thrown into the mix too. The contrast between the tense vocal sections and the rowdy drops is truly immense.
On the strength of this huge track, Todd Helder is very much a name for the future. He has no boundaries and continues to break barriers that are set up before him. It looks like STMPD RCRDS has done another masterful bit of A&R with this youngster.