Brand new act Audiometrics take on this classic hardstyle track by one half of Showtek, DJ Duro, showcasing that for a brand new act on the scene they already have their production values nailed down to compete with the best. Keep an eye on these guys into 2015...
The first single to be released from his November scheduled album ‘Entropy’, ‘Problem’ is a calming, eclectic meld of genres. Grey in the most glorious sense of the tone, classy, soothing and accentuating brilliance in a low-key, unpretentious way. Drums march serenely forward, with power brought through by the contrasting, fast-paced vocal of Manchester’s Skittles. The mix of hip-hop, grime and drum & bass with the sultry, hedonistic air of toned down euphoria creates a vibe that will see the floor moshing like a synchronised army.
It’s great to see a keystone UK soul singer still making music with the underground and not desperate for that major label homogeny that many others think is the natural progression. Here, Omar’s silky vocals bed in nicely alongside the electronic syncopations from EVM, reminiscent of the Co-Op days alongside the Bugz and 4Hero. Marcel Lune further breaks things up with his staccato remix, heavy on the West London flex.
Sully follows up his Keysound EP, 'Blue', with another duo of cuts aimed squarely at junglists. I read somewhere about his ‘tangle of drums’ and since then I’ve not been able to get the phrase out of my mind, it’s so perfectly apt.