01. Bladerunner – Technological [4:29]
02. Bladerunner – Rolling Fire [4:48]
03. Bladerunner – Don't Stop [4:49]
04. Bladerunner – Wild West [4:50]
If you’re familiar with drum & bass, a name like Bladerunner won’t slip under your radar… And neither will his music. For twelve years the DJ and producer has spent working on his meticulous skillset, tearing up dancefloors globally after being spotted by the legendary Ray Keith in 2004. Later remixing a host of jungle classics and definitive records such as Randall and Andy C’s ‘Sound Control’, he became a regular feature on the radio airwaves. His music was pedestalled by the likes of BBC Radio 1, 1xtra, Kiss FM and Drum & Bass Arena TV, helping to cement his reputation with both the mainstream and underground outlets.
This time Bladerunner his constructed a punching, greatly anticipated EP on his newly created imprint Hi-Resolution Records. The label was shaped to platform his more diverse selection of styles; it’s a place where he can promote more of his music to the wider drum & bass world. And the ‘Full Resolution EP’ brings a versatile set of cuts which nod to Bladrunner’s mix of old-school flavours and more contemporary vibes. It’s a classical twist on his already refined sound and each offering brings out another level of Bladerunner’s impressive production standard.
‘Technological’ lives up to its title, with segment after segment of expertly crafted beats. The type of record you wouldn’t usually attest to Bladerunner, it demonstrates the ethos behind Hi-Resolution. With each bouncy pad and its wavering bassline, Bladerunner flips the switch and takes you through a journey of static-like bass and crunching snare.
Up next comes ‘Rolling Fire’, more reminiscent of his earlier outputs and driving forward on metallic kick. Crashing drums help to fill out the mix, before bit by bit you’re picked up and dropped between peaking waves of sonic. The EP’s first half helps Bladerunner reinstate that he’s a producer for any type of late night set.
‘Don’t Stop’ follows the same gyratory path, with kick drum successions and peaking bass notes. Distortion clashes against its snippets of vocal sample, creating a call-to-arms which is apt to destroy dancefloors this season.
Then comes ‘Wild West’, a chaotic flurry of beats and heavy power, the final track which leaves a vicious aftertaste. Bladerunner does what he does best, leaving you wanting more and providing the soundtrack for your upcoming, heavyweight summer nights.