Ingredients Records bring us another great EP powered by a number of artists that really do show off their quality here. Following up the Mise En Place EP that came out last year they release Part 2.
The EP starts off with Dub Phizix – Rainy City Music. If you just read that track title then imagined the music in your head then the tune gets it bang on. When I loaded the tune up and took a listen I then took a look through the press release saw the title and a smile lit up on my face. Drum & Bass for film noir….. That’s a new one but I coined it here first!!! The track is moody and yet sweet combining dark elements with light samples. Smooth.
Villem is next up, or rather Break and his remix of Splinter In Your Mind. The track takes the EP in a more grimy direction with a cool techy track. Described as a “Bassline Monster” on the press release, I wouldn’t go that far but a worthy remix no less.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to write a review at this point as my two year old son keeps stealing my headphones.
Skeptical gets himself back on Ingredients records with a VIP mix of his massive Blue Eyes. Starting of nice and step laden rhythm the bass then hits deep, very deep. This tune is pure moody and reminds me of late 90’s sweat boxes. That is what DnB is all about. Fuck you progressive house hands in the air synth lines!! This is Drum & Bass.
dRamatic & dbAudio close the EP with No Return. If every track on this EP explores a slightly different aspect of Drum & Bass then this is for the old skool rave crew. Old skool loops, bass and pads. Perfect for and Old Skool vs New Skool mash up.
My favourite picks are going to be Rainy City Music and Blue Eyes.
Released on the 18/03/2013 on both Vinyl and Digital
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