The Silk stable scales to the skies here, with Russian producer Sound Quelle employing all the right elements — lushness, melody, deepness — and cannily combining them in a record that’s impossibly good. Its choral chants and organ melodies bestow an almost hymn-like gravitas, while it still maintains a shadowy darkness via its slew of other twisted vocal samples and heavy grooves. An evocative mix of the angelic and the devilish.
Hardcore legend Breeze puts a new twist on the UK hardcore sound for this release. With a very EDM-inspired progressive melody, this track builds euphoric atmosphere with the breakdown, before peaking to drop to an anti climax when the techy kick pattern returns. The track breaks again, with an even more intense variation on the first break, before snapping back to the cool minimal drop.
Exquisite. Really feeling anything this label stamp their names on, real grown up drum & bass. If you’re a fan of laid-back '90s hip-hop, it won’t be hard to find solace in this track. A cool, profound drum pattern that wouldn't be found too far from a mixtape of Common or Talib Kweli, but with a tiny glimmer of a flickering 170 ever so slightly tapping away in the background.
Waverider is back with a bang after a break away from releases with this big vocal hit, very much on the same tip as his past releases, very catchy festival music.