Arcane 'Labyrinth EP' 12"
Rua debutant Arcane arrives with a 4 track EP of jungle infused, bass-driven goodness high on melodic content and drum intricacy. Premiered on Sherelle's BBCR1 show (31 Aug).
Title track – Labyrinth - hits that jungle funny bone from the outset, with ripplingly programmed drum flushes knitting together chimes, pads and chord progressions, all on top of 808s. For fans of Good Looking Records and Sully's modern output.
"Planet X", a collab with Samurai Breaks, provides dancefloor energy as old school jungle staples meet modern production maneuvers. The pace here is unrelenting, the bass full frontal, and the energy undeniably soundsystem centred, while maintaining the melodic signatures that tie the EP together,
"Voyages" harks back to earlier Rua Sound adventures - a collage of genres, infectious halfsteppin' beat, deep subs & refined dancefloor pressure. What feels in the early stages like a beat tape track gradually builds into a dubby, bass-driven half-stepper for the beat heads.
"Temples" moves in a more drumfunk direction. A lurking low end underpins a furious drum workout, twisting and turning through several chapters. Arcane truly showing the flexibility of his production standard here, as well as his ability to merge old & new. Fire!
Expected: 11th September 2020