Shogun Audio return from another reccy beyond their perimeter walls with a hand full of dance floor gems from long established drum & bass duo A.I, who over the years have released some of the finest music across labels such as V Recordings, Exit, Commercial Suicide, 31 Records and their own Widescreen Recordings. Now stepping up to Shogun with a 4-pack of turbo-charged trickery ready to make you shake with the brand new *You Can Dream* EP.
‘Let You Go’ is a big room vocal anthem, pure and simple. Opening with Tiki’s lyrics riding the break before we dive head first into a massive square wave bassline mover with soaring synths and pads drifting over the top and Tiki’s ‘I cannot let you go’ refrain to take you away. Hands firmly in the air for this one.
The mood darkens considerably for ‘Freedom Come’ with DRS sounding like you’ve never heard him before. It’s all about the seething, rip-saw b-line though that rattles the rib-cage from start to finish for a deftly heavy battle cry from the A.I. Boys.
The title track ‘You Can Dream’ takes us back up into the ethereal realm with soothing strings and Steo’s vocal sitting delicately over body rocking drums and more of A.I’s trademark studio manipulation that always manages to take things up another level.?Finally it’s time to get proper skanking nasty as they draw in the vocal chants of Jamakabee for the marching mayhem of ‘10 Outta 10’, a dirty distorted slab of dynamite drum & bass. Ooooofff all round! [info from gg]