Danger, aka Franck Revoire, has been in the shadows for quite some time. With his last EP 9/17 2007 released in 2010, it seems that Danger has spent the last 4 years rediscovering the Danger story.
When we last encountered Danger, it was a very urban scene but we now find ourselves back in the jungle with a battered Danger mask. With the release of a very mechanized trailer, showing machines building his new mask, we get the sense that not only are the Danger aesthetics changing, but also his sound.As a huge fan of Danger's video game/chiptune influences in his prior EP's, I was very skeptic of the new sound at first. However, July 2013 breaks the previous Danger conventions in more ways than one, but for the better.
We are brought into this new realm with 1:09. This track starts off with a slow building synth with ominous brass sections coming in slowly, reminiscent of an introduction to a Ridley Scott film. We then are brought into the epic orchestral break which really sets the tone for this album. Danger has proven his knowledge of orchestral arrangement in the past with 3h16 & 00:00 and continues that pattern here.
1:13 similarly starts with a slow, curious plucking. This track has some interesting leads and breaks then ultimately turns into a cinematic finish of guitar and brass.
1:30 is by far my favorite track on this EP. The intro is very Halloween/Nightmare on Elm Street feeling and the drop is incredible. A powerhouse of a track that moves well from power riffs back into gentle piano seamlessly. The music video on Danger's Vevo page for this is also his premiere music video and one hell of a visual accomplishment in CGI.
1:42 leads in with an ominous piano melody that reverbs itself away until your hit with a wall of sound. This track is very trap influenced and playful, showing both skill in arrangement of classical music and integration of newer influences of Mr. Revoire.
Overall, Danger lays down another solid EP with July 2013. Keeping the essential Danger influences and also bringing in new drum patterns with orchestral sections, this EP is Danger flexing his muscle in musical knowledge and seems like a taste of what's to come.
Also make sure to check out his new Danger Blockbuster Tournament on YouTube and check out my entry. :)