- Release Date 2011-01-13
- Label Mad Hatter Recordings
- Catalog MH051
Sam.U.L.'s Moosebumps introduces the compilation with its steely tribal beat and stuttered vocal sample. The track then shifts into a futuristic percussive loop, which although insistent at first seems to drip away before kicking back in again.
By contrast Jonno Brien's Need Ju has a warm Morales style vibe bordering on soulful house with teasing vocal snatches set to a bombastic beat. The vocal sample is euphoric and when it kicks in at full at full effect is a revelation that really elevates the tune to another level.
Snappa's Valdsam returns again to the tribal beat template. A highly atmospheric composition you can hear subtle grinding sounds, watery textures and airy pads weave their deep way into your subconscious. The track culminates in a chiming loop that takes forefront in the soundscape dark and ominous it wouldn't sound amiss on a sci-fi film score.
The compilation is rounded off by Fabian Jakopetz & Dub Way's Deepwater Horizon, a tight industrial groove that stutters and shuffles, building steadily, dropping to a simple beat and rising again like a sonic ocean wave of sound. Scratchy synths, white noise and square leads create a deep tech house ultimately creating a submersive experience.