Real Age is the latest EP and fourth release on Steamtown Records for veteran producer and Live PA act, Dark Arps. Boasting a variety of techno, house and breaks with a downtempo future hip-hop kicker, Dark Arps takes you on a groove-laden voyage through chunky basslines and searing synth melodies and progressions.
The title track, Real Age, schools us with no-nonsense, ultra-groovy drops and warm, squelchy LFO synths, heavy on the triplets. Big-room, progressive basslines alternate between a verse and chorus motif as Choices puts a big bounce in the dancefloor, while deep, techno-breakbeat vibes from In-Flux soothe and shuffle between punchy subs and evolving growlers. Finally, Kingdom, a thumping, downtempo amalgamation of techno and hip-hop, will win your heart and soul as you're swept away on an ominous, yet optimistic journey.