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phan·tas·ma·go·ria noun fan-ˌtaz-mə-ˈgȯr-ē-ə\
: a confusing or strange scene that is like a dream because it is always changing in an odd way
Cheatcode’s new EP is called Phantasmagoria, and, just like the word’s dictionary definition it constantly changes and mutuates, confounding your expectations and surprising you with each twist and turn. It’s half hip-hop beat tape and half club smashing dance music EP, which makes sense when Cheatcode tells us: “My vision for this album was to tap back into my hip-hop roots while applying what I’ve learned from producing bass music over the past few years.” From the pummeling “All I Know” to the hyperactive “The Triz” to the sample-fuelled “Dead President,” Phantasmagoria is a solid and varied ride throughout. Check it out below.
1. “Lucky Break” (feat. Michael Crowe)
2. “All I Know” (Album Version) [feat. Deejay Theory]
3. “Honeycode” (feat. Honeycomb)
4. “The Triz”
5. “Dead President”
6. “Gangsta” (feat. DJ N.E.B. & Hugh Currier)
7. “Like All Good Things” (feat. Tim Horton)
*All tracks produced entirely by CHEATCODE, with the exception of track 2, which was co-produced by Voltran, and track 5, which was co-produced by Spamkey.