Sunday, May 05, 2019

Basic Rhythm - On The Treshold [Planet Mu 413 Promo]

Scheduled for release on May 10th, 2k19 via Mike Paradinas' Planet Mu-label is the new album by Anthoney Hart a.k.a Basic Rhythm who has appeared on the imprint under his nom de guerre East Man not too long ago. Thriving from and influenced by various forms of British bass and dance music the album opener "St. Fabian Tower", a homage to the tower block hosting a former studio flat of the pirate station Rude FM on which Hart broadcasted back in the day, mixes up bleepy Electronica and dry, abstract Grime / Future Garage references whereas "Yeah, I Like It" goes deep into low end frequency wars related to the dark side of UK Hardcore, mixing these up with metallic Minimal Phonk and heartfelt Soul vocals before "Slice Neck" is on a lighter, ethereal yet also expertly sculpted, hard hitting Industrial beat vibe. With "I Want You" Basic Rhythm creates a feel of electronic tenderness based on glitched and bleeped out beats as well as warm synth pad layerings alongside more soulful female sample goodness, "A New Consciousness" brings forth a perfect early 90s IDM feel which suits the tracks title extremely well plus allows experienced electronic music listeners for a throwback into the early days of the Metalheadz-label samplewise before "The Edge Of Darkness" builds up a futuristic tension and dystopian atmosphere with slightly changing strings and growling, klaxon'esque bass eruptions whilst "Buss It" fuses a certain Phonk with a cheeky stop-and-go attitude and dystopian brutalism reminiscent of early Vex'd productions or the likes of for highly advanced dancefloors. Representing "The Kru" we're feeling abstract UK Garage / Future Garage / Sublow vibes going down, "Fi Di Gyal" rolls out on a similar, yet more melodic structure for all the Hardcore Garage headz and the final cut "The Light" rounds things off with a hint of dark Electro-infused Techno for primetime dancefloors.


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