Modern dancehall riddim with a hint of roots running throughout. Check the FLeCK remix for the jungle inspired remix at 140 bpms.
The Black Acre label’s genre footprint seems to keep smushing itself out sideways - which is never a bad thing - and Clap! Clap!’s debut EP for the imprint is the perfect case in point. One part tribal drums, one part jazz deviation and the other part modern, taut electronic production, there are moments, like on ‘Tamacounda’s White Magic’, where Digi G’Alessio does all of them at once and it’s astounding and abrasive - all at once.
John Daly's latest release for One Track showcases the Irish producer's ability to merge musical elements with DJ-friendly arrangements. The 'Full Tide' version of 'Sailing' is informed by Detroit techno as dreamy, woozy chords unfold over a raw, humming bass and tingly percussive slivers. The 'Deep' version brings the chords to the fore, placed over doubled-up claps, while the 'Rhythm Section' version focuses on dense percussion and rolling conga drums. Fans of vintage Kevin Saunderson should seek out 'Sailing'.
This label has really been leading the way in UK hard dance sounds, delivering consistent and diverse releases covering the full spectrum of hard dance. This new release features a remix from south Wales UK hardstyle act Tranz-Linquants, who delivers a very clever mix of euphoric, classic early 2000s European hard trance in the breakdowns and hardstyle in the drops.