I just finished the 2020 long player of Sub Focus and decided not to put it up here when this record followed and I thought, so this is the one that was meant to be. The same kind of accessible, easy to listen drum and bass electronic dance music but with just a little bit more sophistication and less sugarcoat. Although it’s still fluffy and light like a smokey Saturday afternoon. I feel so good that this is released by Ninja Tune: I could also say this is drum and bass through the Ninja’s lens, as in that being quality assurance.
Reminiscing on the golden age of drum & bass with this record on the 25th anniversary of the DJ-Kicks series.
Starts off as an IDM thing, then at some point turns into a drum and bass thing.
Downtempo bass music for relaxation and early morning or late night walks.
I could swear I heard at least half of these tracks in the past decade. In the crossroads of “nothing new” and “sounds classic”. Anyhow, Stampede is something that’s new and instantly recognizable – soundtrack to a car chase in an action movie.
First got hooked on this one when I was looking for something with broken beats and jungle rhythms, and I was happy to find this record. But then there are quite some flavors of electronics piled up here, all pretty much good flavors.
From ambient to rhythmic noise to breakbeat.
Some tracks are not for me on this one, but the one titled Law is just amazing. Post-rock meets breakbeat meets jazz.
IDM infused with some glitches and breakcore beats and jungle rythm and dub. Surprisingly powerful, exciting.