- Release Date 2018-03-02
- Label RUA Sound
- Catalog RUA005
Recently labelled 'One to Watch in 2018' by DJ Mag, Featherstone is the first release of the year by a producer in the ascendancy following his superb release for Fracture's Astrophonica imprint late last year.
With a background in sound design, James' productions are always of the highest calibre, and his versatility means EPs often offer jungle, half-time and more without any drop in quality.
His 'Featherstone' EP for Rua Sound is again a diverse effort, ranging from growling tech-y juke to half-time hip-hop with rapper 18andCounting, and a sublime melodic number featuring singer, Alison White.
Our premiere today, however, is a big, brash stomper built on monstrous roaring synths and punchy drums — guaranteed to do serious damage on the dancefloor.
Nutso Is a mechanised tech noir future hip-hop cut, with the odd drum & bass roll to keep you on your toes. The tension levels rise with a shape-shifting metallic dub dread synthline and glassy smithereen effects. It feels like a future soundtrack to the game WipeOut, with skyscraper-sized robots racing instead of the zippy anti-gravity pod ship.