Lucky Ent’s Zac Waters Invents Meltrance With “No Quarter”
Zachari Fires aka Zac Waters, 19, has been raising the bar for producers everywhere since his debut release and “No Quarter” is no exception. Bringing in that trance-esque feel he’s known for, “No Quarter” is deep, heavy, bouncy and hypnotic at the same time!
This isn’t the full song but it’s definitely the juicy part!
Minimalism done right – chunky kick and funky bass. Not one but TWO heavily reverbed vocal lines that just happen to fit together perfectly. The rest is just low pass synth swells, snare build up and more some high frequency risers. IMO – simplicity is the most amazing and difficult challenge for an artist (at least some). Most of the time, the hardest part is simplifying what’s in your head, then it comes out simple in the studio. Pulling away from the traditional Melbourne sound by using a trance bass patch and driving rhythm, the groove of the track takes on a much darker bounce. The drops are amazing but what most impressed me were the breaks, each uniquely spacious with just the right amount of ambiance.
When it comes to breaking walls and thinking outside the box- it’s Zac Waters. According to his press-ready bio, he “grew up listening to Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, Cake and the Barbie Pool Party mixes”. Since switching to dance music production and trailblazing through genre limitaions- Zac’s performed internationally, joined a major entertainment agency and stormed through Beatport and the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) charts. After a Beatport debut on Wayfarer Recordings with “Trampet Stamp” Zac’s first widely recognized original was “Decimate” on Hype Recordings July of 2013. Delving into psy-trance for “Life & Death” and right back to big room house before releasing hardstyle with “History of Man” which was featured on several compilations. Since then, he’s released trance, Melbourne bounce, and even created a subgenre by mixing the two together.
So big up to Zac for his mastery of minimalism and strides in production over just a couple short years. IMO – The sheer versatility of this guy is pretty fucking impressive!
If this is what he’s already released upon the world, what could he possibly have left?