Saturday, May 30, 2020
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Artist: Calculon, Dave Owen, Jaybee and Neve
Title: Comfort Zone / Leads
Format: Download Only (MP3 + Lossless)
Label: none60 (@)
Rated: *****
By the corner of a living room, as Silent Dust (Andy Hobbs and Daniel Blishen), the folks behind the label none60 sadly (but proudly) describe their place, you can keep on transmit some good tunes throughout the known (and sometimes unknown) channels. This short and intense release saw many hands and many sound heads working on a couple of excellent tracks, sliding over the stylistic path tracked by label's previous releases (a sort of futuristic upgrade of bass driven music by means of smart grasps of old school jungle and dub seeds) into remarkably more energetic soup. The first one "Comfort Zone" - signed by respected Indianapolis-born drum'n'bass producer and DJ Dave Owen, the skilled phat beat forger Nikolai 'Calculon' Bordokoff and Tampa-based D'N'B dj Jaybee (featuring many impressive collaborative releases) - has many of the previously mentioned recipes such the tricky reaggae-dub ignition, a pad-driven bitonal melody reminding 90ies garage, a vocal sample grabbed by old jungle sound banks (but often used by gabber and rave techno makers of the first 90ies) and many stylistical clues in a bombastic rhythmical engine. A similar sonic strategy got followed by Calculon and Jaybee juggling together with Neve on "Leads", the second track, where they add impressive rhythmical stunts by sudden accelerations and decelerations to the pattern. Test it on dancefloors... or on the corners of your living room!