Curling acid, minor key sub-riffs and plenty of ooh-ah chords and pads mark ‘Shadow’s outset. Add a foxily voxed topline and Monster Force’s latest is clearly on the right track.
London badman Deekline showed us his knack for deep, euphoric breakbeats on the radio-friendly club banger 'Deepa' six months back. Now he's dipped into his studio hard drive for more of the same with 'Got to Believe', which lands with an electrifying female vocal refrain, lilting arpeggios, ravey pads and warm Reese sub, before dropping into a bass-fuelled Hannah Wants-style groove. It's the pick of his new five-track 'Heartbreak EP', which also offers up a quartet of tasty house/bass outings for the four-to-the-floor brigade.
Cool California future jungle from the Los Angeles-based badman, who samples Beats International's 'Dub Be Good to Me' and lets loose with heavy Amen breakbeats, dubwise keys and a menacing growl of a bassline.
From the get go, ‘Coax’ feels like the sound of Graze resetting all the machine defaults after their 'Edges' album dropped back in January. A different beast altogether, there’s a tougher more actual assault to it; from the very temperament of the drums to the timbre of the lead line it feels like it all has a specific purpose. If people overlooked Graze before, coming with a sound such as this certainly makes them harder to ignore.