Techno/dubstep fusionists Lost Souls Recordings return with their third single release, this time from dark and dubby Alpha Rhythm.
The label has made an instant impact with its early releases from Misc. and Perc garnering support from DJs as diverse as Laurent Garnier, Carl Cox, Meat Katie, Lauhaus Lanting and DJ Chloe. And with the Lost Souls club night a staple in London's burgeoning club scene it's easy to see why the LS boys are tipped as one to watch this year.
The 'Big K EP' is built around two original cuts from Alpha Rhythm, 'Big K' and 'Light Sleeper'. The former is a twisted and choppy slice of techno driven on by a breakbeat rhythm section, edgy synth lines compete with effected vocal hooks to create an edgy and intense floorfiller. 'Light Sleeper' takes a dubstep centric tack with a deep and destructive bassline line providing the undercarriage for a dark and dubby track that is both haunting and hypnotic. Great stuff.
First of the two remixes comes from M_nus artist Gaiser who gets to grips with 'Big K', cutting away the broken beats and turning in a stripped and minimal reworking. Simple but effective edits of the vocal sit perfectly in the sparse soundscape and the track as a whole is a perfect alternative to the energy packed original.
Closing the package, Hotflush recordings man Scuba brings his dubstep toolbox to bear on 'Light Sleeper' providing an exceptional reimagining that shows why this man is so sought after as a producer and remixer.