Reso – Ricochet [Hospital]

Reso is an artist I’ve been keeping an eye on ever since I first heard his productions in the (then burgeoning) dubstep scene; his work stood out from the pack of 140BPM stuff for the detail of his tracks, with much more complexity than other tracks at the more tearout end of that genre’s spectrum. His early forays into D&B proved equally as exciting, and his apparently permanent move into the higher tempo realm has already yielded some excellent releases.

Thus we arrive at Reso’s second LP which dropped last week on Tony Colman’s esteemed Hospital imprint, and a varied treat it is too! The first thing that stands out about the tracks on Ricochet is the drum work; the precision, detail and impact on the percussion across the entire album is absolutely unbelievable. Debates about the best drums in D&B are sure to have a fresh contender to the throne.

Stylistically the material feels like a continuation of the themes and sounds that Reso has been playing with for nearly a decade now, but with a confidence to explore softer tones alongside the stomping material. Compared to the relatively relentless bassweight of Tangram, there’s more variety to be found here, with the different tones bound together effectively via the incredible drum programming.

Highlights come on the soaring arpegiated melodies of What Is, the deep chiming IDM-esque drumfunk of Echo Loss and sublime album opener Taiga, with monstrous heavy hitters like Move It and The Blob punctuating the more melodic material perfectly. Simply put, this is an LP I can find little fault with. Check out the previews below and head to the Hospital Shop to grab a copy on CD, vinyl or digital now!

Reso – Pulse Code EP [Hospital]

I’ve been a fan of Reso ever since his early releases in the dubstep scene and more recent work at the 170 tempo has consistently proved his talents as a producer of tight, innovative electronic beats. His latest Ep for Hospital continues that trend, with particular highlights coming on Pulse Code (which sports some of the finest drum editing I’ve heard recently) and the monstrous Devastator, a spiritual successor to the epic War Machine

So far there are only short teaser clips online but they give a taste of the EP’s variation and polish. Check it out below, and head to the Hospital Shop where you can pre order the EP on limited edition 10″ vinyl or digital prior to the March 24th release.

Reso – When It Drop [Free Download]

The king of glitched out neuro-infused beats to my mind is indisputably Reso. The man remains one of the few producers of interesting Dubstep and his forays into D&B tempo are always a treat, so his latest free giveaway was right up my street. When It Drop provides a tasty combination of skittering half-time beats, hip-hop sensibilities and gnarly bass, and the level of detail present in the tune is jaw dropping; every kick, snare and hi-hat has been carefully placed for optimal groove. Big!

Check it out below and grab a copy from Reso’s Facebook.


In The Mix…Reso

Reso has long been a purveyor of good quality bass music and his output remains a beacon of light in the otherwise often tedious Dubstep scene. The man also knows his drum & bass, as shown in his latest mix for Inverted Audio.

The mix starts off with a nice selection of atmospheric drumfunk from the likes of Paradox and Fanu before building into more techstep oriented tunes from producers like Xtrah and D Minds. It’s nice to hear the chopped up styles making an appearance, and the mixing is superb throughout.

Check it out below and be sure to give Reso’s new LP Tangram a listen too.