By Alex P80 Parks
Continuing with his established Ghostbusters theme, South Bend, Indiana Producer and Team Fame Gvng member ECTO-84 delivers his first compilation, Ghxstrvppers: The Destructor EP. The 8-track EP features some of the underground’s brightest young spitters and rising talents. Ecto is developing a knack for uncovering some gems and utilizing an assortment of genres in his production.
Lord Juco and Haze connect on “Destructor” where Ecto brings what sounds like a prog rock sample that resonates with the vibrating organs and synth effects.
ECTO-84 broke it down for DRHH about putting together some of these tracks:
ECTO-84:”DESTRUCTOR was originally a solo track for Haze, but when Juco heard it, he had to be on it; he sent his verse in for it a week later.”
“The Firehouse” featuring Chuck N Lock, samples Polish Radio Orchestra’s “Why do you say goodbye” where the piano notes rise and subside like the flow of the tide. Chuck N Lock bring their brand of sharp and clever punchlines over this classic sample. On “Mathematics” Long-time PRR/GCM affiliate Killa Kali delivers his measured flow over a chopped loop sounding like a vintage Saturday morning cartoon intro. Long Island’s Bub Rock delivers a solid track with “Heavy Rain.” Bub glides over a bouncing bass-line and slightly bluesy guitar sample. Team Fame Gvng CEO K.Burns brings his wild energy on “Tobin’s Guide” which pairs well with the vibrant sample ECTO chooses.
ECTO: “Tobin’s Guide was a beat I made at my brother’s crib. Packed my whole studio up to see if I could get a feel for a new beat. At this point, I was still tryna find a beat for K. Burns. But when that sample kicked in, I instantly got to work on it. Sent it dat night to Burns and the rest is history! By far a stand out beat on there to me”
Lord Juco stops by again on ECTO’s debut project with “Lunar Eclipse,” which sports a tumbling flute loop to wrap up the EP.
ECTO-84: “Glad it turned out how it did… Timing is everything… The patience was the biggest part of making the tape for me. Not rushin it out. Makin sure everything flowed together.”
ECTO continues to elevate and push his skills, this time calling on some dope emcees to spit on his debut. Expect more heat from ECTO to follow soon as he is currently working on multiple projects.
Next up: A collab project with Chuck N Lock, Pieces of 8 drops April 1st.
cop the The Destructor EP here: