„Apparatus“ is Rizla Ops' debut EP on Voitax, a deeply personal creation born swiftly amidst the heartbreak of losing a close friend, Ollie Mazgaj. Crafted during a period of introspection, the EP became an anchor, the only thing that felt right in a world detached from the club and daily routine.
Sonically diverse, „Apparatus“ explores techno, drill, amapiano, grime, and garage, maintaining a common thread of dissonance, functionality, and groove. The title track, „Apparatus, stands out as an outlier in Rizla Ops' discography, featuring big melodic moments that capture the raw emotions of the artist at that particular time. Despite his usual preference for conveying ideas through rhythm and sound design, this EP marks a turning point, hinting at future experiments with melody and harmony.
„Apparatus“ is more than a collection of tracks; it's a sonic journey through genres, emotions, and personal growth—a testament to Rizla Ops' dedication to pushing boundaries and creating immersive, thought-provoking electronic music.