We’ve just about recovered from the impact dBridge’s two Dreads caused late last year. It was a worthy debut from Youngsta‘s Sentry Records and, if SEN002 is anything to go by, the imprint’s shaping up to have an enviable catalogue of anthemic dubstep material. Yunx is back to deliver the latest instalment of curated bass-driven minimal 140bpm material we know and love…
For Sentry‘s second release, Youngsta’s signed two tunes from one of the most prolific producers/ DJs in bass music (at nearly any BPM). Nomine‘s SEN002 is a release you’d find getting regular airtime on Rinse FM’s Minimal Monday – threatening and evocative soundscapes, bone-crushing bassweight and metallic sweeps. Stomp and Slip drops 23rd of June 2017 and we’ve had a chance to check the release and put pen to paper (with a premiere thrown in for you guys too)…
The entrancing, rhythmic interplay of oriental bells and strings revolve around an organic and powerful low-end – boldly demonstrating Nomine’s fundamental knowledge and doing in creating dancefloor-aligned bass music. Sonic contrast appears via musician’s use of a distorted synth lead, placing the emerging soundscape within an enjoyably fluid arrangement. Further fueling the desire to dance, Stomp immediately dives into eerie, dissonant space along clanging drums and sparse instrumentation. Further into the experience, the listener is met with a single vocal proclaiming its purpose before a driven bassline increasingly propels itself forward. Whether it’s the profound force of Slip or the vigorous core pressure of Stomp – this record leaves nothing to be desired if you’re looking for undiluted dubstep. Designed for DJs first and foremost, SEN002 is sure to be heard in the dances around the world, further embellishing what promises to be an incredibly venerable discography.
Artwork by FKOF fam Cimm
Thanks to Georg for his contribution
SEN002 drops 23/06/17 – pre-orders live soon!
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