Now a giveaway from B-DEM records for you all to bag. You may remember we featured Mr. Beeb‘s Ambivalence EP on the blog back in August; ‘Metro’ is revisited by four different producers for B-DEM‘s first remix EP. The results are funky, fast and furious. Featuring Lojt, Clueless, Usurp and DJ Hex. Bag it!
Transmit Sessions contributor Clueless is one of Norway’s finest future garage exports – After a brief hiatus he dropped the excellent Griswald House EP bringing fresh energy and a warm summer club vibe. This, his newest release, will be his debut for Brighton imprint B-Dem Records who also recently dropped newcomer Mr. Beeb‘s first release; the ‘Ambivalence EP’, reviewed here.
The Triplet style that has become Clueless‘ signature is well represented in the funky opener ‘On The Street’, bringing mellow chords that are nicely offset by a punchy bass line and a street soul hook. ‘Give U The World’ ups the pace with speedy claps and splashes of vocal underpinned by its subtle drifting pads. ‘Sync Situation’ is arguably the EP’s showpiece with some amazing drum work, it’s emotive strings perfectly combined with the dazzling vocal and popping garage synths. If you like progressive 2step, we strongly recommend that you check out this EP when it drops on the 21st of September.
Here’s an interesting debut for you – Mr. Beeb has been around for a while honing his skills, and this being his first EP he has based it around the concept of a failed relationship – So far so optimistic.
The skippy opener ‘Girl You Know’ bounces along nicely with softly stabby garage chords and a pleading male vocal. She’s apparently unhappy because he didn’t put enough sugar in her tea, but he wasn’t to know and is wondering why she’s pulled such a strop. In ‘Lost & Found’ the fella realises his mistake and laments the loss of her affections. By the time we reach the gritty ‘Metro’ any efforts to salvage dignity are abandoned and they are at each others throats, presumably in public. By the time we hit the dramatic conclusion on ‘Goin’ 747′ she has completely lost the plot with him and jumped on a plane in a fit of tears. An absolute tragedy!
This is great as a concept release, well realised and skilfully assembled. Just don’t expect to hear 4 party tracks here. This EP is probably best listened to drunk and alone as you put your ex’s stuff up on freecycle.