This is a summer bouncing tune that will pull a smile across your face thats wider than your ears. From the first Rhodes chord, beautifully delayed and filtered, through the robotic vocals, deep bass hits, chopped guitars and synth stabs, this is an evolving journey with electronic disco undertones. It progresses amazingly, pushing the energy and your expectation of the track throughout – this is a fantastic track by Staunch.
The drums are punchy and fat, everything has its place in the mix and the production is brilliant. This is going to be my summer song for sure. It has every element that you would want to get the party going, brass stings and funk influences throughout.
I’ll be keeping an eye out for Staunch and so should you. The release also features two other tracks, Interstate Grooves feat. Beat Fatigue, and Rhetoric. Both are incredible pieces of music making this three track EP a well rounded and enjoyable collection of tracks. The EP is available on Westwood Recordings.
T & Sugah x NCT bring us Say To Me which is available on Liquidity Records. This is a fantastic summer drum and bass tune with all the energy possible to lift your mood and put a smile on your face. It kicks off with a beautiful vocal that grabs hold of you and prepares you for a journey that is about to unfold. The drums are bouncy and fun, a subtle hint of the groove is dropped before the build up and the squeeze before the tracks kicks off proper is really nicely filtered.
The vocal production is really smooth and catchy, an infectious lyric that gets stuck in the mind from the first few bars of the track. The stutter effects and vocal edits are current and slick which really gives this track a character of its own. The drum fills accent the energy shift and drive of the track while building for the next section to continue the energy. The bass line is cool and full of life, creating that perfect driving vibe or summer dance floor filler.
Celo has weaved an intricate masterpiece with the track “Fall”. The energy in this release is high, pushed along with incredibly sculpted drums and subtly modulated bassline, everything that a listener wants in a drum and bass tune. This track, available on Nu-Venture Records, is top quality and I have enjoyed every second of it, so much so that I have replayed it several times in order to fully appreciate it while not writing to the groove. The instrumentation is well balanced and perfectly mixed with very effective use of effects and filters to alter the balance of the leading instruments. The drum fills and twists in the breaks are fun to listen to and give the track a real identity.
I’ve heard a fair few tracks from Celo now, and they get stronger all the time while retaining his signature sound and production values. I’d heavily recommend listening to the catalogue so that you can appreciate this music production of drum and bass at its finest.