Like a dark lullaby plucked from Dante’s Inferno, Meth Math’s latest EP Mortal is an apocalyptic take on Latin club music, with airy vocals, swinging dembow beats, and saccharine production that earworm their way into your skull. Led by singer Ángel Ballesteros and completed by producers Error.Error and Bonsai Babies, the Mexican trio – who met on the set of a horror film in 2019 – have become the go-to sound for internet-savvy Latinx club kids. Their 2020 debut Pompi was a club nightmare of haunting vocals and contorting fantasy rhythms. Mortal builds on this gothic sound with elements of dream pop, witch house, and reggaeton that blend together into a witchy soup, like a sonic fever dream – or nightmare.
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