Drum and Bass | Dubstep | EDM
New Company DNB are a Drum & Bass and Jungle collective who have been heavily involved within the scene since its conception so it comes as no surprise to see they’ve joined forces with the mighty Source Code DnB label to release The Introduction EP, a six track collection of some of the hottest dubs around in Drum and Bass at this current moment.
First up is the anthemic Easy Na Man, a true junglist offering infusing elements of Drum and Bass with the slower tempo that you find in Jungle tracks. The swinging pace and soft piano samples create a summer feeling to the track which opens the EP nicely and prepares the listeners for the showcasing of pure talent that is present throughout the entire of The Introduction EP. Authentic reggae style vocals are delivered over the top of the track and add a real traditional feel to the track whilst giving it a modern twist.
Next up is Salute the King, a jazz influenced track that has a more prominent brass section that the previous track. Vocals come in the form of vocal snippets which compliment the composition and maintain that Jungle vibe that is evident throughout. The pace is kept by a steady drum pattern that flows within the track.
The third and fourth tracks on The Introduction EP are two versions of Know Now, a vocal remix and club version respectively. The vocal version is more emotive featuring female vocals in a conversational style with male rap lyrics in reply set against the background of a liquid Drum and Bass smasher that is reminiscent of Hospital Records offerings. The club remix is as implied, a more dance floor orientated version with truncated vocals that would be perfect for beach parties and summer events. The penultimate track Pull Up That, is a more Drum and Bass orientated production that features choppy synths and a dutty bass line which provides a strong contrast to the other tracks on the EP. The dark, tech influenced vibes are complimented by the vocal samples shouting ‘Pull up that’ and the warping sounds create an ominous feel to the track. Pull Up That is definitely the hardest of the collection of music on this EP.
The sixth and final song on The Introduction EP is the mesmerising Sleep Tonight, with a Ragga Jungle style vibe that combined with a DnB bass line creates the perfect cross genre fusion. The vocals are delivered in a true Jungle style that once again draws the listener into the track. Overall, The Introduction EP is a fitting debut for the collective who are destined for international recognition with this amazing release. With talk of a Jungle revival happening any day now, the seeds have already been sown for a musical explosion in 2012!
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