Drumcatcher: Get Them EP
Drumcatcher: Get Them EP (Front Cover)
LABEL:Impact Music
CATALOG:IMPCT033
STREET DATE:September 18, 2020
ARTISTS: Drumcatcher  

TRACKLISTING:

1. Get Them Drumcatcher 4:37
2. Jungle Spirit Drumcatcher 4:22
3. All Around Me Drumcatcher & Horde 4:57
4. Feel It Drumcatcher 4:46


The latest release from well-regarded Lyon drum and bass imprint Impact Music comes courtesy of one of its most long-standing contributors, the Lons-le-Saunier local Drumcatcher. Having explored a lighter, liquid-leaning sound over the course of recent releases on esteemed labels Fokuz and Celsius Recordings, the French producer returns to darker sonics with the Get Them EP, reminding listeners that he’s equally capable of crafting brooding steppers.

The four-track project opens with its titular offering “Get Them”, which finds ethereal pads quickly giving way to an infectious rap topline and a swelling drop, garnished with abrasive basslines and atmospheric, delay-soaked percussion. Dominated by sonorous sub bass and skippy rhymes, the track marks a new direction for the talented DJ and producer, serving as one of his heaviest cuts to date. Next up, “Jungle Spirit” – as its title suggests – channels old-school junglist influences. Invigorating, patois-tinged vocals, sampled from Ragga Twins member Deman Rockers, sit atop brassy impacts, choppy breaks and distorted basslines to make for a rugged, rave-ready number.

On “All Around Me”, Drumcatcher is joined by Lyon’s Horde for their second collaboration following last year’s Data Transmission-approved link-up “Taste Maker”. Opening with a soulful, poppy vocal, the song builds up to minimalist, rolling climaxes, its hearty, resonant basslines offset by skittering percussion. Seeing off the project in style is “Feel It”, a funky creation centred around gravelly, modulated basslines and decorated with luscious guitar licks and flourishes of jazzy brass. Testament to Drumcatcher’s versatility, this showcases yet another of his musical capabilities, reaffirming his status as one of drum and bass’s most innovative all-rounders today.

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