Taelimb has to be one of the finest technicians in the Drum and Bass scene we have heard in recent years. Not one to shy away from flexing his technical abilities both as a DJ and in an air-tight produced EP’s that pay homage to the idea of less being more. Clean percussion and contrasting textures of bass and atmospherics are rapidly becoming his trademark sound. His sets flow delivering a collection of tracks showcasing the versatility of the 170 framework.
Taelimb has been around the block and his releases show his eclectic musical influences and style. Bloodclart Jungle Techno, Reflexions 2, Inmates Vol 1 and the recent Snap Back EP have all been met with critical acclaim.
His ability in production to make stripped back, fizzy steppers with enticing progression through a sparing use of sounds make the most of the space available. The groove he manages to build along with gnarly and tense textures, as the breakdowns make you complacent before the grit kicks in and rolls out with more pace is a work of someone who really understands musical texture. He’s making you emotionally invested in the tracks and succeeds every time.
Taelimb’s Djing skills and ability to generate a crowd reaction are equally impressive. His style is moody, emotional, minimal and manic all at once. Managing to make you feel like a rag doll being thrown around room made of trampolines. Listen, but dance. Building up momentum. Overlapping tracks by using only the tightest and most delicate drum work with occasional licks of soulful vocals.
A technical producer and gifted DJ that brings memorable atmospherics with stomping beats to any party. Taelimb will leave you haunted and insatiably wanting more.