EZ fam’. I’m finally back to reality. It was definitely quite the journey I embarked on, and I’m refreshed and ready to go for the next year. It’s amazing what one week in Black Rock City can do for ones mind and soul. I’m going to have a feature up soon showcasing a lot of the amazing art and experiences (via photo) that I shared with my family while at Burning Man last week. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and energetic cities on the earth – yet only exists for 1 week!
Anyways, for today, I have a little review on the fresh EP from Subreachers. This 4-track (digital) / 3-Track (vinyl) release is an absolutely outstanding display of deep-rhythm versatility. With sounds ranging from the foundation reminiscent wobbles of ‘Developer’ to the jazz-infused ambiance of ‘Foundation’, Matthias Hoogewijs has really cemented himself as a producer that is here to stay. The EP marks the fifth release for Warriorz Records, an imprint dedicated to the promotion of their fellow Belgian musicians. The EP hits the shelves today so be sure to get your copy!
‘Developer’ || Vinyl, Digital
This tune, in my mind, is the ultimate homage to the original dubstep sound. As the shutter-shaking wobble creeps its way in through the envelope, the masterfully constructed snare hit bleeds a reverb that sends the listener into an abyss of atmospheric groove. The constant introduction of new sounds and grooves throughout the bars keeps this song eternally fresh and interesting. Hold tight for the second.
‘Foundation’ || Vinyl, Digital
After the infamously talented duo, Author, formulated and introduced one of the most forward-thinking interpretations of the 140 arena, there have been many imitators – few of which I’ve found noteworthy. This track is one of the few. This laid back sunshine anthem has a feel-good vibe often foreign to the cold, dark nature of dubstep.
‘Karnaubawa’ || Vinyl, Digital
This one is so softly melodic and peaceful. The subtle vocal processing really brings out an extra amount of vibe that “puts a cherry on top” of this production. The rhythmic delay of the synths and the snap-hat combination really put the shuffle in your step and groove in your hips. This beat is my persy off the release.
‘Return 2 Reality’ || Digital Only
Stuttered drum sequencing and howling basslines characterize this track. Definitely takes you through a wormhole of audible frequencies. This delightfully energetic half-step bit is one for those preparing for the dread march. Hoods up, fists up, eyes down – bring on the revolution.
Released today! Available in all good record shops. Below are purchase links from Chemical and Juno. Make sure you head over the Subreachers page and shout him some love and support. Will be a lot more of this fellow to hear in the near future. To celebrate the release, the label and artist have been generous enough to give away ‘Return 2 Reality’ as a free download. PLEASE show the involved parties some love for this. A fucking massive tune free of charge is always deserving of a simple, yet genuine, “thank you”.
To the gods.