Dembow, krautrock and classic house—try to keep up with this disjointed mixtape.
Vacant Violation, a seven-track mixfile, is more disjointed. The transitions and layering of tracks feel forced, which makes its direction hard to follow. Released on Lee's own Yegorka label, which he cofounded with Janus's Dan DeNorch, the tape veers wildly across styles. There's what sounds like an ethnotronica sample buried under tripped-out pads, choral vocals and, at one point, a harpsichord patch. A wobbly, motorik interlude pops up, then a dembow rhythm and futuristic reggaeton. Rather than a cohesive piece of work by an artist with a vision, Vacant Violation's confusing mix of sounds feels like the chaotic work of many. Moving through classic house, ambient and krautrock into the more industrial edges of EDM, the tracks sound strong as individual pieces but get lost in the chaos.