#LockdownRecordings are label that have been around long before the current state of affairs and have been representing underground D&B and Jungle music for over 15 years. As a result, the label’s releases are regularly supported by some of the scenes biggest DJs, radio and internet channels. Now back with their third release of the year, #Lockdown once again build on their reputation for breaking new talent, this time bringing you the debut EP from South West based newcomer #DreamSkape.
#DreamSkape’s style fuses minimal, modern production with old school rave and sound system flavours. First track ‘#DistantDreams’ sets the standard from the off, inviting you into a dark futuristic world where deep atmospherics and soulful vocal samples, combine perfectly with crisp stepping beats and techy modulated fizzing bass stabs.
Next up, title track Underdog also features #Lockdown regulars #IllTruth. Following a relentless run of killer releases on labels such as, #SofaSound, #Dispatch, #Shogun, #Flexout etc. #IllTruth have now cemented themselves as one of the most in-demand acts in D&B. ‘#Underdog’ doesn’t disappoint, an absolute tear out tune with tense strings and atmospherics building the suspense before switching into super-clean edited breaks, warping mid-bass and crushing subs.
‘#CityAscent’ conjures images of a futuristic metropolis, offering a different perspective on Dreamskape’s sound. This time a 140 bpm breakbeat groove, which combines dubbed out, echoing vocal samples, old skool synths riffs and stripped back low-end vibes. Finally, ‘#GoldenSmile’ provides the perfect closer to the EP. #DreamSkape’s trademark dark technical vibe drawing you in, reverberated hits, dub vocal samples and occasional mentasm flavours, build the intro then switch into hard stepping beats and growling reece bass.
#Lockdown are back with another quality underground EP.
Beaport Exc: 27th Apr