Promise One – ‘See We Roll’ EP [EARZ004]

Open Earz Promise One

 

1. Promise One feat. Sparkz – See We Roll
2. Promise One & Geode – Chroma
3. DIGI – Promise One – Ghost Note

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Ez everyone.  After a hefty hiatus, Syte has resurfaced his Open Earz imprint with one of the underground’s most talented rising figures, Promise One.  Marking Nick’s third release since his 2011 debut, there is a distinct evolution apparent throughout his sound design – a sense of cohesiveness and clarity that signals the dawn of strong legacy.  The triple track release puts forth two to physical and three to digital, pleasing both sides of the dichotomous format landscape.  Joining forces with Mancunian vocalist, Sparkz, a member of the Voodoo Black trio who can also be spotted running the mic for The Mouse Outfit, ‘See We Roll’ is a dancefloor gem with its vacillating bass variations and entangled percussion being attentively navigated with cunning dialect.  The flip comes with an entirely different flavor as Promise One shares the buttons with Geode, who has been redefining boundaries of his own under the roof of his collective effort imprint, Chord Marauders.  ‘Chroma’ taps into a more soulful and melodic archive with pitched down vocal cuts and synthetic key progressions complemented with shuffling hat rides and lush, spacious pads that give the mix an enduring warmth.  The digital exclusive, ‘Ghost Note’, comes strong with a dreadnaught dissonance vibe.  Phase-drenched synths syncopate across the soundfield with panning and delay as their main mechanisms of movement.  The anomalous atmospheres and guttural sub-pressure compliment the cyborg apocalypse quite nicely, might I add.

PROMISE ONE || GEODE || SPARKZ || OPEN EARZ

Release Date:  14th April (Vinyl) // 21st April (Digital) 2014

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I’ll catch you next time.  Peace and one love.

– Kinman

Mako – Utopia Podcast 003

 

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MAKO || UTOPIA MUSIC || UTOPIAMUSIC.ORG

 

“In each man’s life there comes the moment when his heart must either burst or turn to stone”

 

Tracklist:

untitled – untitled (Utopia Music)
untitled – untitled (Warm Communications)
Spectrasoul – The Gift (Shogun Audio)
Mutt ft. Kevin King – Conversations (Rene la Vice & Gremlinz remix)
untitled – untitled (Symmetry Recordings)
Mako – Do You Know What I’m Saying? (Dispatch)
Mako – Planet Physical (Dispatch)
Roygreen & Protone – Speak the Truth (Demand)
untitled – untitled (Utopia Music)
Mikal – Spiritual (Utopia Music)
untitled – untitled (dub)
DLR – Bridge The Gap (Utopia Music)
untitled – untitled (dub)
Chromatic – Lung (?)
Djrum Vs – Onoe Caponoe – Milkyway 1311 (Djrum remix)
Mako ft. Detail – Tell Me Something (Metalheadz)
untitled – untitled
Andyskopes – untitled (?)
Mako – There’s nothing we can’t be (Dispatch)
Mako & Villem – We Could Help Each Other (Dispatch)

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Congi – ‘Tidal Fragments’ LP [Chord Marauders]

With the Chord Marauders having established a eminent presence as one of the more refreshing avenues currently pursued within the 140 template, Congi’s ‘Tidal Fragments’ surges track-by-track with reinforcement as to reasoning behind this stature.  The meticulously constructed drums hit with astouding clarity as they seamlessly swing and syncopate.  A sea of spaciously dubbed atmospheres blanket the album’s paradigm of soulful melody, paving avenue for an airy, almost celestial cover-to-cover listening experience.  While I dare not bore you with an exhaustive review of the entire album, there are a couple standout tunes I must bring into the feature.  Firstly, ‘Scales, Steps, & Intervals’ is an absolute gem.  Congi & B9 on the track together is never going to disappoint, but this one is truly something special.  Secondly, ‘Lost Path’ hits a deep nerve with me.  The melancholic atmosphere, the punchy sub notes, and off-kiltered snares all form a very cohesive and powerful message when in the presence of each other, and this track really grabs hold of mind and emotion.

via SubdotMission

Release Date:  28 February 2014

CONGI || CHORD MARAUDERS || PRE-ORDER

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