DIFFERENT MUSIC PRESS RELEASE (DIFF011)
Title: Trauma EP
Release date: Mon 23rd Jan 2012
B: Headskill (feat. MC XL)
C: Vertebrae (feat. Jekyll)
“Leonard was kinda flat out for almost most of the winter of 2011, but for some reason the neck kept twitching. Meanwhile, back over in the UK, that sticky bass creator, Peter Arkaik was in the studio letting out his bad moods and stress relief over the EP project. The poor pink giraffe was almost traumatised by the renegade bassline's floating around on the halftime giraffestep track "Turncoat", so much that the on site veterinary nurse was rushed over to the diffrent HQ to deal with the matter. While in the studio, she noticed Leonard was getting shaken up quite a bit due to Jekyll constantly trying to get busy with Arkaik working to get the collaboration "Vertebrae" finished, while having MCXL throwing down all his toughest lyrics down to lay over the "Headskill" track. All in all, we could cut a long story short, and say this EP has been quite a TRAUMA"
You’ve only got to hear the name of this EP to know that Diffrent are going in dark for 2012. Following the critically acclaimed ‘Laughing at Clouds’ by Frederic Robinson, Arkaik has stepped up for the next instalment of Diffrent’s distinctively bass heavy take on D&B with four deep, seismic-rupturing tunes. Arkaik has been making noise in the alternative D&B scene since his first release ‘Stress Relief/Second Bass’ dropped last year. With more releases forthcoming on Different, soon to be dropping release on Dispatch Ltd, and support from artists such as Amoss, Fathom Audio, AntTC1, DJ Script, Anile and many more, he’s certain to secure this reputation further.
True to the Diffrent ethos of not releasing “Soul-less D&B music that has to sell”, this is far from run of the mill jump-up; there is as much food for thought as there is for the club in this EP.
The title track ‘Trauma’ erupts from dreamy synths into a punchy system-smasher replete with metallic stabs and rolling subs, a perfectly balanced symphony of restrained aggression. Next up ‘Headskill’ featuring MC XL takes another direction, and the synergy of producer and MC is refreshingly evident in a meticulously arranged D&B assault that promises to ‘make you rush like the finest blow’. Keeping the momentum, ‘Vertebrae’ ft Jekyll is a massive blend of spinal trauma inducing sub-pressure and razor-sharp technical’s that shimmer out of the menacing bass weight like submerged sonars. Rounding off the EP is ‘Turncoat’, and here the halfstep feel and multi-faceted, snarling bass oscillations clearly demonstrate Arkaik’s innovative, experimental approach to D&B. Enough said.
Thanks; Arkaik, Dexta, Example Media,, Hunchbak,,Jekyll, Joban Thomas, MC XL & ST Holdings
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org