Two Decades EP sees London producer Missing join the fold for the fourth installment of Five Folds mandate: releasing quality dance music free from genre and tempo constraints. Hailing from the heady days of the UK Jungle scene circa 94, followed by a host of releases as one half of the breaks duo C83 throughout the noughties, Missing re-emerges on the scene with four dancefloor fillers spanning UK bass house, garage/ jungle grooves and vocal deep house.
‘Reflections’ sets the tone with a bouncy bass house driver replete with references to Amens past. ‘Like a Rush’ ventures into classic deep house territory featuring the soulful vocals of Heidi Vogel (The Cinematic Orchestra). ‘Incoming’ drops peak-time big room bass house badness punctuated by a distorted tear-out jungle bassline set to a heavy 135bpm 4/4 beat. ‘Last Orders at the Frog & Nightgown’, a knowing nod to the birthplace of UKG and a sub bass-laden garage/jungle hybrid, closes out the EP to great effect. Lovingly mixed down on an array of vintage analog gear and mastered at the legendary Metropolis studio, Missing’s debut 12″ on Five Fold Records signals a welcome return of this producers’ sonic DNA recombined circa 2014. [info from wa]