Dub Elements: Better World Pt. 1 EP
Dub Elements: Better World Pt. 1 EP (Front Cover)
LABEL:DEM Recordings
CATALOG:DEM012
STREET DATE:October 9, 2020
ARTISTS: Dub Elements  

TRACKLISTING:

1. Better World Dub Elements 4:56
2. Someone Else Dub Elements 4:54
3. That Lovin' Dub Elements 5:18


Now three years old and twelve releases deep, Dub Elements’ DEM Recordings has gone from strength to strength in 2020. The distinctive dogs who consistently appear on the Spanish label’s cover art have come to serve as a mark of quality drum and bass. After racking up extensive support on their recent Dub Elements & Friends remix EP from the likes of Black Sun Empire and BBC Radio 1’s René LaVice, the label’s founders are back with the Better World Pt. 1 EP, a three-track collection of vibrant, feel-good productions intended as a welcome dose of optimism in response to the
current global pandemic.

Serving as the first instalment in a two-part series, the new project explores a lighter sound than the Seville duo are typically known for. Its opener and title track, “Better World”, is a summery, piano-led liquid roller, centred around warm, resonant basslines and furnished with poppy toplines and flourishes of jubilant brass. True to form, the pair couldn’t resist providing a grittier edge to the track – its second drop features snarling basslines which add extra intrigue into the mix.

On the empowering “Someone Else”, an unnamed vocalist reclaims her independence, addressing a cheating ex-partner through the medium of song. Throbbing synth arpeggios, organ chords and atmospheric pads give way to a punchy, jungle-inspired drop dominated by booming 808s and
unrestrained basslines, making for a highly innovative number. The EP’s third and final offering, “That Lovin’”, opens with a mesmeric combination of silky, reverberating vocals, deep sub-bass and twinkling melodies before exploding into a rugged drop centred around throaty basslines and slick percussion.

Showcasing a new string to Dub Elements’ bow, this trio of tracks serves as a promising indicator of the group’s versatility across the full drum and bass spectrum. Expect more in the same vein on the imminent Better World Pt. 2.

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