Askel & Elere: Yeah Alright EP - Soulvent Records / SV058

#JuhoKavasto and #SaineyGibba, better known as #Askel & #Elere, slid into the #Soulvent soundscape way back in April last year with their gloriously slick single Last Leaves. The pair then followed up their debut with Once, featured on February’s #5YearsofSoulvent album. We welcome their unique sound back onto one of East London’s finest independent imprints, with a jazz infused masterclass in Finnish DnB.

#Coincidences launches into gear with a rising synth and bounding bongos, which break into a luscious Rhodes. The drop sees in a chunky, pulsating synth bass and the second brings a quirky, syncopated counter-point melody that works in-step with the chords effortlessly.

Chest-plate kicks and stifling snares bring in the sweeping pads of #Deluge, which collide with the trickling twinkles of piano and warm, guttural bass. The subtle strings after the second drop round out #Deluge’s progression nicely. This track really shows off the duos’ understanding of space in composition. #UntilSheTurnsHerBack begins with a simpler approach, and will straight up have you reaching for your double bass air-plucks in the dance. This bad boy bassline takes centre stage, underpinned by a straightforward rolling break, while the seemingly random keys solo in the breakdown simply ooze class.

Last up, title-track #YeahAlright closes out the EP in foreboding fashion. With creepy vocal samples reminiscent of Portal & Half Life, and big lurching subs, this one is a certified head-nodder. The #YeahAlrightEP will be available in all good digital stores from the 9th of August, and we reckon it’s just what your Summer was missing.




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