- Release Date 2014-12-11
- Label Emotif Recordings
- Catalog EMF2067
Kicking things off is Ray Keith's I Am Who I Am Because Of You, a progressive yet dub-influenced track flecked with dancehall sound effects and a jungle bass line that hints at the kind of work this artist is most famous for. The vocals and the intro, however, bring this track firmly into the future and gives a tantalising insight into what Ray Keith is capable of producing these days.
We progress with Aphrodite's remix of Backdrop's grimey hiphop track Wanna Do feat. Sporty O and Spenda C: another blend of an old master with a fresh sound. Aphrodite's remix of this bass laced track is a choppy jungle number, but while there is a relevant sounding 90s influence on this tune, this artist knows how to stay modern and current.
A complete departure from any kind of nostalgic jungle sound comes from London based drum and bass producers D-Region and Code. The futuristic Only One is full of sci fi sounds and trance synths and showcases the producing talent of this exciting up and coming D&B duo.
DJ Andy and Acuna, with a previous well regarded release on Formation Records, close this compilation with the smooth, progressive D&B track About You which utilises the sort of crisp handclap sounds usually reserved for house beats. A modern dancefloor track that rounds this selection off perfectly.
This compilation from the label that brought you Smokesta and D-Region & Code's previous recordings is available online from December. Keep an eye out for more classic sounds from Emotif on their website at http://www.emotifrecordings.com