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Your EDM Premiere: S.P.Y’s DARKMTTR Journey Continues With Upcoming ‘With You’ EP

Your EDM Premiere: S.P.Y’s DARKMTTR Journey Continues With Upcoming ‘With You’ EP

Your EDM Premiere: S.P.Y's DARKMTTR Journey Continues With Upcoming 'With You' EP

Now that he’s performed just a few releases on his flagship imprint, DARKMTTR Data they usually’ve all been such establishments (six of his high ten tracks on Beatport at the moment are DARKMATTR tunes), it’s bizarre to assume S.P.Y began the label only a 12 months in the past. Equally, it’s a little bit of a visit that the subgenre-straddling D&B legend’s upcoming EP With You, due out this Friday, July 1, is barely the second EP for the reason that label’s inception. This phenomenon is partially as a result of there have been so many releases, nearly solely by S.P.Y, within the final 14 months, however type of like S.P.Y himself when he burst onto the scene in 2009, DARKMTTR feels prefer it’s at all times been there as a result of we most likely wanted all of it alongside.

Thus can be the case on With You, the place every observe fills a gap drum & bass didn’t comprehend it had. It’s type of the modus operandi for S.P.Y’s writing fashion, actually; these beats simply scratch an itch, and the beats on With You aren’t any exception. The minimal, chill, but completely executed snap of every snare on the EP hits dwelling in a manner solely S.P.Y can. However don’t assume there aren’t any surprises on this EP; as followers will quickly see, we should always anticipate the surprising with this one.

With You‘s title observe launched as a teaser final week and is already a shock in itself with its vocal melody and ravey, nearly liquid synth patterns. It’s nonetheless obtained that heavy underwater vibe to its sub synths, nonetheless, so followers shouldn’t assume they received’t be getting any sine wave bass on this EP. Actually it solely will get heavier and deeper with “Occasion Horizon,” whose sub synths sound like a whole-ass submarine was shot right into a black gap. Closing observe “Wheels of Metal” is one other surprising twist, a near-neuro glitch blaster that flirts with experimentalism however is grounded in old-fashioned samples. It places a heavy, jaw clenching interval on the top of the With You sentence.

We’ve obtained another observe on With You to speak about, and that’s our YEDM premiere right this moment, “Life Is Only a Sport.” An important tie-in piece which makes all of the surprises and genre-swapping of this EP come collectively, listeners would possibly surprise if S.P.Y’s determined to convey again foghorn with this observe. Whereas if anybody may do this it could be S.P.Y, upon listening a bit nearer, the sine waves of this explicit synth are literally miles away from foghorn. Sharp, metallic and extra of a slash than a sweep of sine, these mid-to-sub synths sound extra like somebody operating a machete alongside the rusty partitions of the afore-mentioned spaghettified submarine. Discuss sonic imagery: “Life Is Only a Sport” lives as much as its identify by bringing dystopia to an EP that began off so hopeful, “With You.”

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All of the tracks on With You stand out as unique S.P.Y items, which suggests they’re prompt classics, however it appears he additionally actually wished an emotional journey to happen within the viewers for this EP. Grounded within the heat of these completely positioned beats, the EP goes from the reassurance of a liked one to chaotic occasions to an remark of futility and again dwelling to the reassurance solely music can convey. And should you don’t wish to ponder all that, you may merely get misplaced within the feeling of the dance. S.P.Y at all times provides us a alternative, and that’s one more reason why his work, even the brand new stuff, is at all times so timeless.

With You drops Friday, July 1st on DARKMTTR Data. Click on right here to pre-order or pre-save on a number of platforms.

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