Critical starts the year in fine style, though, with Break who serves up a potent two-sider that will rattle the scene until autumn. While not as radical as labelmates such as Rockwell, space-travel rollers get a tank of fresh oxygen with "Late Drop." The track propels you with the right amount of atmosphere and energy, and eschews the d & b drama. The subdued, snarling bass lurks while mutated piano stabs warble like afterthoughts, and the beat skips alongside hiccupping wood hits. By the end, you may want to shuffle off your dancer coil. "Crunchy" hearkens more to the past with a crisp Spanish guitar sample sure to remind some of DJ Die. A submarine siren beckons the depths of the bass-line while djembes and the guitar might place you south of Morocco.
Wed / 20 Jan 2010
A Late Drop