|STREET DATE:||November 15, 2017|
Drumsound & Bassline Smith |
DNB NOIZE RATING: (4.5/5.0)
This time, we’re being treated to the LP’s title track, and it’s clear that Drumsound & Bassline Smith aren’t playing. Wardance opens in a dark, forbidding landscape of unsettling scythe-swings of synth-brass and dissonant pads. It all blatantly signi es approaching danger. As gritty, grimed-up orchestral stabs ll the atmosphere, and chest-crushing sledgehammer kick drums build, it’s time for ravers to nd their space on the oor. We already know this one’s going to be weighty.
The drop has Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s name written all over it. Whiplash strikes of kick and snare, supported by the rolling breaks that have always featured in their work, keep it moving. Insistently sustained waves of bassline, and those electric-charge modulations to mark out the ends of phrases, drive the energy onwards. This one’s going to be a deejay’s weapon of choice across the sub-genre divisions. Tech, rollers, jump-up, however a selector classi es themselves, they’re going to want this on their USB for when it’s rave-destruction time.
It might only be the second taste we’ve had of the Wardance album, but this release, combined with Come With Me, demonstrates that Drumsound & Bassline Smith are at the top of their game. Of course, there’s the scienti c production technicality born of long years of experience, but that’s not all that’s on o er. These producers add an intimate understanding of how to bring vibes to a dance oor. Essentially, these singles tell us that the album is going to be absolutely lethal