Coming strong and direct with his (now infamous) RE-Strict spirit, Strict Face pumps
the breaks and twists Dro Carey’s OG ‘Atmosphere’ from an venomous composition
to a more laidback experiment. It’s the perfect soundtrack to a late night drive, neon-
filled, with dark undertones. A vastly different and rewarding counterpart to the high
“Strict Face and I have been aware of one another's work for a very long time, before
SoundCloud even... I think years and years ago we were even interacting on Tumblr.
I am such a fan of what he does and I just immediately knew he would be so perfect
on a remix for Atmosphere. Stylistically it could have gone anywhere - he's someone
whose work has a particular compositional character to it that drives it, rather than it
inhabiting a stylistic or genre niche - so I actually had no idea what to expect. The
dark but chill direction he came back with blew me away. Super surprising but also
so logical and beautiful.” – Dro Carey
An abrupt stylistic shift, ‘Atmosphere’ sees Dro switch gears from the warm dance
pop of the previous record to revisit a far grimier mood. Paging a searing trio of rap
talents from Australia, the US and the UK, Dro is joined by rising hip-hop star
Kwame, London MC Renz (of Mob Set), and Boston via Sydney’s Raj Mahal.
Like ‘Glow Now’ before it, ‘Atmosphere’ sees unique international collaborations play
out across a Dro Carey production. The track is a strikingly different offering genre-
wise and one that indicates the foreboding, lofi beat-making roots of the project are
alive and well.
ATMOSPHERE (FEAT. KWAME, RENZ & RAJ MAHAL) [STRICT FACE RE-STRICT] OUT NOW