Dissident lands on re:st for today’s premiere, showcasing an ultra-deep sound, blending elements of dub, techno and halftime D&B for an etheral, rippling journey through some of the most spaced out 170 business you’re likely to hear this year. Look for this coming on vinyl and digital as part of a split EP with Owl, out May 17th…
Oliver Yorke delivers the latest release for Vandal Records’ LTD imprint with a four track EP of spacey, atmospheric, experimental D&B. Into The Void provides the perfect intro, with trance inducing melodic touches and intricate beatwork building suspense as to what the rest of the collection might hold. On Your Mind keeps things deep, with pads and reverb laying the ground work for a twisting, echoing journey set to a half-time riddim. You could get lost in this one with ease.
Celestial Shadows provides the EP’s darkest track, focussing on rumbling sub and gnarly bass growls over a backbone of intricate percussive touches, though the temptation to turn this into a dancefloor smasher has been avoided – this is still a pretty deep composition, even with the extra bass weight. Last but not least, Cerebral heads back into space with arpegiated melodies and a splash of the autonomic vibe.
Overall this EP has incredible depth and vision, especially for a producer in a relatively early stage of their career. Check out the clips below and look for this dropping from Jan 12th.
Translation Recordings rounds off a successful year with a very special project from Morphy’s Dubmonger alias. Re-Translation to Another Galaxy! sees Glasgow’s finest dub soldier going to town on five tunes from the Translation vaults with live bass, guitar, tape echo and warm analogue reverb all employed to great effect. Just to add to the authenticity of the whole thing, Translation are releasing the EP on cassette tape (with digital download of course) for extra analogue joy.
Highlights of the EP include the upbeat, dubbed out skanking of Rascal, the classic echo-drenched vibes of Babylon Dem (I challenge you not to nod your head to this one) and the epic, spacey psychedelia of Lion of Judah in all it’s eleven and a half minute epic glory. Check out the beats below and pre-order yourself a copy from the Translation Bandcamp. Cassette’s ship from December 9th!