Amal – Gleam [HOCHI RUNS]

A sweet, melodic, melancholy, uplifting, entrancing and reflective preview into a bright, gleaming future for DC young gun, Amal. “Holy Shit,” I audibly reacted in my headphones on first listen of Gleam, “I’ve never heard anything like this before.” What separates this from any other DnB or breaks track out there is the raw emotionContinue reading “Amal – Gleam [HOCHI RUNS]”

Roza Terenzi – Illusions [Step ball Chain]

Roza Terenzi‘s refreshingly eclectic and outside-the-box approach to her Stylish Tantrum release in January has stayed with me these past few months, demanding several relistens as the weeks pass. The B2 track, Illusions, blends together elements of halftime, downtempo and low-end dub with a surprising yet effortlessly fluid drum break stepping into liquid DnB territory.Continue reading “Roza Terenzi – Illusions [Step ball Chain]”

Skee Mask – Reefer Madness [Ilian Tape]

Diving LFO-tinged & layered bass lines matched with meticulously arranged breaks.¬†Reefer Madness¬†checks the box on classic Skee Mask production approach; icy electro hihats set a continuous breathing tone, soaring pads cut the tension at peak moments while reverbed claps crash into place with a delayed meeting point at the end of each bar. Keeping upContinue reading “Skee Mask – Reefer Madness [Ilian Tape]”