Dub meets UK bass on this intoxicating EP.
So how does Dance Of The Vampires, which draws heavily from dub, figure into all that? In recent years, a handful of tastemaking artists and labels have reintroduced dub to the dance floor, a style that's inspired so much UK club music. Put another way, dub is a natural space to explore for those who are tracing back the way through the hardcore continuum.
On Dance Of The Vampires, K-Lone turns the atmospheric dub abstractions of his 2017 EP In The Dust into something more DJ friendly—these tunes are perfect for the warm-up, the afters, or both. "Dance Of The Vampires" is an ethereal float of dub sirens, smoked-out ambience and dislocated chat from MCs, singers and, possibly, a cloakroom queue. "Sleepwalker," a kind of dub techno lullaby, may be even better. Like "Dance Of The Vampires," the B-side ticks along via K-Lone's fragile percussion, in this case glass-bottle rides and matchsticky hi-hats. Small effects, like the radio-dial squalls, enhance "Sleepwalker"'s filigree feel. But even as the music invites you to admire these details, you're just as likely to drift off in its cloudy, intoxicating chords.