Tuesday 23 September 2014

Breakin' The Law

For the first time in forever I tried to tie all my posts together into a cohesive theme, bear with me cos it might get a bit loosely defined later but w/e, enjoy the tunes!

Dabs Myla - Anywhere

Starting with another Swede on my radar, like El Huervo and The Knife before him, Simon Viklund is a frequent dabbler in soundtracks. And he does it very, very well. The build in atmosphere here is great, the slow build from hip hop to full on drum & bass is intense and the samples only add to it.

Originally I was only going to post that part, but after some listening I thought that would be letting Mr. Viklund's skills down. There is no build on this one, it goes from nothing to full intensity in about 2 seconds, there is a breakdown to steady yourself with, but it's not long before we're back to breakin' beats.

Staying on soundtracks, the E-Z Rollers' Weekend World was put to great use in Guy Ritchie's comedy-crime caper Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. This tune in particular really captures the vibe and that weird late to end of the 90's space it existed in. Definitely check out the LP if you're on the market for more jazzy Drum & Bass vibes

-Claude Van Foxbat

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