Marcus Intalex’s favourite new artist of recent times, Phil Tangent, returns to Soul:R this month with his second single. His debut, ‘Billie’s Smile b/w Lunar’, proved a discerning and unique musicality to Tangent’s sound and demonstrated a level of musical depth, which is comfortably at home in the Soul:R camp. SOULR59 will solidify the deserved recognition for Phil Tangent’s sound
Kicking things off with ‘Restitution’, its a soulful number and lends itself to the more musical side of drum and bass. Choppy kicks and snares with a mellow melody and weaving vocals. Love the vibe on this one
‘Squaring The Cirlce’ on the flip moves through blissfull moods before the track hits you with a depth drop while the female vocals backed by haunting bass take you off
Available on both vinyl and digital formats on 10th December. Essential music.
Always on the cutting edge of drum & bass, IM:Ltd returns with a pair of tracks filled with
soulful energy. Preferring to err away from the obvious, the new vinyl release from the
France based label teams intelligent lyrics with stepping rhythms and delicate
instrumentation, lifting the release above a scene saturated with dark beats. Gerwin & Nuage are one of Europe’s most prolific DnB collaborators and ‘Lying Portraits’ sees them team up with lyrical craftsman 2Shy to bring some beauty to the genre.
Sauntering through jazz influences it switches easily between a deep, emotive bass-driven track and a smooth, attention-grabbing stepper.
“Soul Truth” takes melodic textures and a smooth RnB vocal to create a track filled with
multi-layered beauty. A punchy 808 bass winds its way underneath, bringing warm depths to
carefully spacious percussion and interesting melodic snippets. A tune to relax to.
Gerwin’s ear for delicately devastating bass and percussion has been something of a well-
kept secret for too long. This release captures his need for elegance as well as depth and
rhythm. Listen and learn.
Just a few tracks for free this week but they are varied, solid and more importantly legal because thats how we roll on the Robot Bodypop show. Digging out the freebies so you don’t have to.
First up is a deep dubstep track from young Accrington based Epoxy named ‘Cut Off’. Clean production and fierce sounds make this a must-have. Bag it from the Autopsy Audio Soundcloud page and there’s plenty of other free cuts on there too. Indulge.
Next up is another example of why Bandcamp is a badman source for music both free and paid. ‘Sun For Days’ by Fetch features on this weeks Robot Bodypop show and comes part of a 5 track E.P entitled The Formula Vol.1. Summer vibes going on with some slick guitar hooks. Lovely warm riddim. You can bag it for free but it’s nice to chuck these guys even just a quid for their trouble. Do it. Do it now. All 5 cuts are dope.
On the Robot Bodypop show we like to feature up and coming producers and this week Mancunian Earl Grey caught our ears with a little freebie he popped off. Checking out his other tunes was a treat. Soulfull vibes are present through out and each track making the best use of space available. Smooth chords and use of harmonies make these deep tracks instant favourites in ‘ere. ‘Untitled 145’ and ‘Lone Wavelength’ are personal favourites. Check out the tracks on his Soundcloud and also pick up the mighty Amen roller ‘Trapped Nerve’ featured on this weeks Robot Bodypop show.
Break returns with the latest release on his Symmetry imprint this time b2b with Gatesheads finest, Sato. Break opens the cut with the brooding ‘Framework‘. A deep roller with punchy drums with the crisp and infectious vibe we are coming to expect. Sato on the flip with ‘Clap Your Hands‘ which has a more musical and soulful vibe with some fresh vocals before the drop which takes the track right down and carries you through. Both tracks included on this weeks Robot Bodypop show, an excellent cut. Out now.