Thursday, 28 July 2011

OUT NOW! MindStep Music presents... Forgot_Past_Storage_EP / Left_Behind_EP

Dubtro - Forgot Past Storage EP

MindStep Music are proud present... their first EP and the debut release for Japanese producer Dubtro, entitled Forgot Past Storage EP.

Drawing from the deeper underground dubstep sounds, the progress of his production has led him to hooked up with the respected Deep Medi artist Goth Trad to DJ at Back To Chill.

Opening the EP, Forgot Past Storage combines lounge keys and laid back textures, which sit on warm sub notes.

Lift'in Off is a brooding minimal beast that creeps out from haunting pads and stabbing percussive hits developing into a dark, enchanting sub bass tapestry.

Suspense slowly building from swirling pads through the intro of Horrid Murk is met with a rumbling sub every bit as murky as the title suggests.

The closing track comes in the form of Hatred, calmly drifting atmospheres in the intro give way to a dark growling bass haunting stabs - a weighty danceflorr riddim!


Bandicoot - Left Behind EP

The second solo EP released on MindStep Music comes from 18 year old Bandicoot, a gifted young producer from Berkshire, UK.
Studying musical theory and playing instruments from a young age, he has turned to digital means to create soundscapes and use the spacious tempo of dubstep to construct dark, grimey and affecting tracks.

MindStep Music proudly presents... Left Behind EP.

The first track In A Moment has a smooth summer's evening vibe to it, soft keys bathed in reverb and dreamy pads produce a soothing chill-out track and a great introduction to the EP. Moving into the darker sounds of Dawn, the listener is drawn into a dark alleyway of fearsome bass sweeps and delayed percussive FX.

Continuing the journey through Bandicoot's sound the third track, Left Behind, blends haunting but hopeful tones and striking flutes with rolling shakers, earth-shattering snare hits and a weighty sub to match. Mayan shifts into more tribal, alomst glitched-out beats and breaks out into a lively dance-floor skanker.

Finally, Legend4ry steps up for remix duties to give us his twist on Dawn in the shape of his Stampede Mix. Transforming the original with shrill, edgy melodies and shuffling break-beats, he creates a dark rumbling riddim which rounds off the EP

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