For the third single release from the Transit 2 album, we have chosen two tracks that combine pure musicality with complex drum patterns to great, contrasting effect. Both artists have developed during their time producing this music we know and love, forging their own distinctive grooves onto this album project, evoking a deeper, more emotive dimension to Transit 2. Comes with download code.
Not long since delivering a unique and diverse debut EP on Dispatch, entitled “Take The Lead”, Halogenix returns to a recent Dispatch classic of his – “Raya”. Launching the listener into a helix of cascading snares, this couldn’t be more of a flip on the original. Halogenix has done a great job in retaining and enhancing all of the oriental atmospherics we cherished in the first version. It’s never easy to rework such a rich melody without losing impact, however this stunning VIP has brought “Raya” right back to the center stage. EBK embarks on yet another epic journey with “Strength”, his first release for us since the superb “Show Me” with Octane & DLR last year. Setting proceedings off with light and subtle pads, the track constantly expands and matures. Warped, nostalgic vocal snippets linger throughout, bringing those old school elements back to life for today’s listener. This track has clearly been meticulously constructed and perfectly balanced as deep, enriched bass and glitchy, shuffling tops all happen at just the right time. Another one of those tracks that sits confidently in its place as part of EBK’s production highlight reel. [info from st]