Always on the cutting edge of drum & bass, IM:Ltd returns with a pair of tracks filled with soulful energy. Preferring to err away from the obvious, the new vinyl release from the France based label teams intelligent lyrics with stepping rhythms and delicate instrumentation, lifting the release above a scene saturated with dark beats.
Gerwin & Nuage are one of Europe’s most prolific DnB collaborators and “Lying Portraits” sees them team up with lyrical craftsman 2Shy to bring some beauty to the genre. Sauntering through jazz influences it switches easily between a deep, emotive bass-driven track and a smooth, attention-grabbing stepper.
“Soul Truth” takes melodic textures and a smooth RnB vocal to create a track filled with multi-layered beauty. A punchy 808 bass winds its way underneath, bringing warm depths to carefully spacious percussion and interesting melodic snippets. A tune to relax to.
Gerwin’s ear for delicately devastating bass and percussion has been something of a wellkept secret for too long. This release captures his need for elegance as well as depth and rhythm.Listen and learn.
Artist: GERWIN / NUAGE / 2SHY
A side: Gerwin & Nuage (feat. Shy) – Lying Portraits
B side: Gerwin – Soul Truth
Cat Ref: IMLTD 1209
Format: Vinyl & digital download
Release: Late November 2012
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