DNMO (real name Aiden Morgan) has teased fans with the Definition Forbidden EP since since early 2019. At only 17-years-old, he’s made a serious impact on the bass music scene with performances at the iconic Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Electric Zoo, and Hard Day of the Dead. Additionally, he’s flavorfully sprinkled gut-punching releases throughout the past few months while saving the most sinister for last. Now the entire EP is out in its entirety on Zeds Dead‘s Deadbeats label, and it’s accompanied with an unsettling music video for “Definition Forbidden.”
Noy Markel, Sub Urban, and Bijou Dream are collaborators on this fiery EP. DNMO heavily incorporates his unique dark sound with unforgiving bass lines, heavyweight percussion, and playful breakdowns. DNMO opens the EP with “No Way Out,” which features angelic vocals from Noy Markel. Furthermore, the breakdown has jumps into a glitchy and edgy synth groove. “Sick Of You” starts off with mid-2000s alternative rock vibes until the chorus and drops dive in with a fast-paced rhythm. “Definition Forbidden” raises DNMO’s sound to a new level. The track has a nice Gramatik feel to it. The beautiful sound effects and sound design place him far into the clouds. Finally, “Oilfant” slips through and finishes off the EP incredibly strong. The previous tracks keep the EP mellow, but “Oilfant” wrecks havoc to go out strong.
DNMO made his U.S. debut in 2018 at Red Rocks Amphitheater, which made him the youngest electronic artist to ever play at the prestigious venue. He then followed up with performances at Electric Zoo and HARD Day of The Dead. To finish off 2018, he toured with Ghastly and Ookay throughout the United States. DNMO has certainly made a name for himself, and he’s surely going to continue that throughout 2019.