Coming off the back of his his collaboration with Audioporn boss man Shimon in the shape of ‘Monsters’, Benny L returns with a devastating 4 track E.P: ‘Fire in the Sky’.
‘Fire in the Sky’ features the vocal talents of Firefly. Crunchy atmospherics, a hi-pass filtered drum break and inconspicuous midrange bass stabs float in and out of earshot taking the tune into the drop. As Benny L creates the tension, switching to a low-passed drum break sprinkled with vocal presence of Firefly, the kick drum creeps in, building to a crescendo; it instantly tells the listener that the tune’s going to drop heavy and boy does it! The long distorted mid bass note coupled with clever use of low sub-heavy bass and Firefly’s lyrics causes dance floor destruction wherever it’s been played; this is one track that guarantees the rewind.
‘Backlash’, on a different tip to the title track, shows the deeper side to Benny L’s productions. Leading with a chunky 2 step beat, crisp percussion and space-age sound FX interweaving through the drums, the intro means business.
Next up on the E.P we have ‘Freight Train’; this tune carries on where ‘Backlash’ left off. Solid chunky drums, sharp crisp percussion and airy pads complemented with a basic but effective lead riff, carry into the clever vocal sample before the uncompromising, nerve jangling bass hits your face and melts your ears.
Lastly, we see the grittier side of Benny L with ‘Unorthodox’. With bouncy syncopated live sounding drums coupled with a distorted morphing bass line; the second drop hits you harder than the first, be warned.