Tom Demac - Critical Distance Pt. 2
It was about this time a year ago that Hypercolour unleashed the anthemic monster that was Huxley's 'Let It Go', according to label boss Jamie Russell aka Cedric Mason, Critical Distance pt. 2 is the biggest thing he's heard since, and it's pretty hard to disagree.
Crtical Distance Pt.2 takes a hard jacking house beat and drops it into a drum and bass soundscape that is haunted by a serious beast of a baseline. Against a gently waving background horns and vocals drift in and out of focus before the baseline emerges: gritty and visceral, it sounds like an escaped mutant of the Virus era. Think Alien Girl cross-pollinated with a a Huxley/ Maya stylee groove.
Basically it's like a causal trip taking a horrible turn in a dark and rusty scrapyard. Full on.
It's out on full vinyl release later this month via Hypercolour with a brilliant breakbeat rework by Hrdvsion. This is a buy on sight for us, serious dance-floor weaponry.