NCQL - Professional Daydreamer :: SUBTLE016 (clip) by subtleaudiorecordings published on 2012/02/15 02:37:01 +0000 Artist : NCQL Tracks : A – “ The Framed Dreams Of Loki ” AA – “ Professional Dreamer ” Format : 12" Vinyl (Digital Download to follow) Promo Release Date : February 13th 2012 NCQL annouces himself in no uncertain fashion with the anthemic strings of “The Framed Dreams Of Loki”. The track nods to DJ Premier, Prefuse 73 and classic Metalheadz D&B Hidden Agenda style and there’s a subtle (!) reference to a certain classic 90s rave tune in there aswell. It sounds like a mess - it’s anything but ! This is uplifting breakbeat at it’s very best. It’s not often a tune gets played three times by Bailey on his BBC 1Xtra show in the space of a month, so this must be something special. The flipside has a similar organic & uplifting aesthetic. A strutting break is the base for a deluge of warmth in the shape of synths, strings, flutes, harp and vocals - an unusual sound palette for a Drum & Bass track these days but refreshing to hear. DJ Flight thought so and has aired it on one of her “Next Chapter” Rinse FM broadcasts.