LDSSVOL007 - 2 - Fineprint - Hypnosis [Liondub Street Series] by Liondub International published on 2014/05/26 00:20:36 +0000 Artist: Fineprint Title: Gargon Label: Liondub International Catalog #: LD$$VOL007 Format: Digital Release Date: June 3rd, 2014 File Under: Drum & Bass / Jump Up Stateside drum & bass duo Fineprint out of Long Island and Chicago have been in the game since 2007, earning their initial notice in Toronto’s legendary jungle scene and earning a slew of releases on Digital Terror Recordings, Double Dub Digital, G13, Tripswitch, Semtex Audio, and more. For their debut on the seventh volume of Liondub International’s Street Series, the pair present their cinematic, hard-hitting style over five high-pressure pieces. Their carefully finessed but slamming style is shown off on title track “Gargon”, where the bed of samples and ambient sound effects sets mood while militant jump up drums and bass blasts control the pace. For “Hypnosis”, the foundation flexes even stronger muscle while the backing sounds become twisted, but the feeling overall is even more brutal. “Rockaz” begins with sampled reggae references but soon switches to harder, jagged bass patterns and rigid breaks, and “The Clash” takes a similar tact but amplifies the contrast with extended, deejay-heavy reggae samples worked against truly hammering bass and drum. On the complex tip is closer “The Konkrete Skank”, which begins ominously in break-driven ambient territory and goes to croaking wobble basslines accompanied by the EP’s trickiest percussion ideas. Even in the harder sections, differing layers and moods abound and create tension between the track’s components. One more time bringing weight to our Street Series with American drum and bass, Liondub International stirs it up to get rough on the Brooklyn streets.