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Frame - Arabic Gum EP - Unchained Recordings / UNCH027

The Italian DNB scene has gone through numerous waves of growth over the years, supported by a few inspirational and dedicated crews with strong roots in original rave culture.

Rikki Calliari, aka Frame, is a unique part of this growth wave and the ever-evolving bass movement in Europe. As a DJ, producer, and co-founder of Rude Sound, Frame has seen a plethora of releases across multiple labels that span the diverse frontiers of bass - including The Dreamers, Delta9, and Influenza Media.

We are therefore excited to welcome Frame into the Unchained familia, with his debut release on the label, the Arabic Gum EP.

Centring around quirky danceability, the title track’s middle eastern flavours raise an otherwise menacing dark steppa into an exquisite blend of hypnotic drum and bass, followed closely by an even weightier smooth roller, Blonde or Brunette. Good Feeling arrives just in time for summer with uplifting synths paired with cheeky horn samples and hefty subs. Then, on My Mind, Frame reworks the 90s Jungle sound, complete with minimal amen breaks, vocal stabs, and rave funk balanced by clinical production.

Definitely a well-crafted serving on our 2021 menu. We really hope you like this one!

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