Basic Rhythm delves into the 90’s golden era of drum and bass with his distinctive contemporary slant. Here he drops three break heavy dance floor smashers and we are also treated to a remix from the man like Loxy. After his recent success with his Dread 12″ on his own label, Raw Basics, he has gone back to his Jungle roots for his last release on Planet Mu.
A1 kicks off with a slightly disorienting intro and fragmented drum patterns, slowly building to the drop. What then follows is an almighty amen dance floor banger.
A2 named after Leroy Wallace and utilising his infamous vocal sample, shows us exactly why he has returned to his roots, offering us dubwise effects and a devastating onslaught of sub bass and crashing amens. This track in particular has received serious support from D&B heavyweights DJ Flight, DJ Storm and Kid Drama. One listen and you’ll understand why it’s been smashing up dancefloors worldwide for quite some time.
Loxy enters the fray on track 3 offering a different take and a cool production technique. He strips away the amen and delivers something for the heads. Eyes down and into the darker corners of the dance we move – all the while building and bubbling in that inimitable Loxy way.
B2 is a slow-burning minimal monster. Basic Rhythms again shows us clever production techniques by utilising breaks and beats that are keeping things fresh in drum and bass. Militant and military drum patterns are the order of the day here. Imagine drunken boxing recreated in a DnB drum pattern and you’ll feel the vibe. A direct nod to sound system culture and the dub of Augustus Pablo, King Tubby and On U Sound, Basic Rhythm delivers a forward looking excursion into jungle on this EP.