1. Promise One feat. Sparkz – See We Roll
2. Promise One & Geode – Chroma
3. DIGI – Promise One – Ghost Note
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
I’ll catch you next time. Peace and one love.