01. DJ Hidden – This World [4:57]
02. DJ Hidden – Gone [5:13]
The growth of independent labels has only exploded creativity within the drum & bass scene. DJ Hidden's forthcoming single on Othercide is a testament to that. Featuring two fresh selections, new listeners and longstanding fans alike are about to be realigned with the sounds which made him so notorious when he first hit the circuit.
As ever, DJ Hidden's engineering is unadulterated and meticulous. With rumbling bass notes, furiously paced drum patterns and an unwieldy composition, 'Gone' goes for the sensory jugular. There's a melodic underpinning throughout the track's intro which throbs ominously beneath the mix. Robotic, diced up samples begin to make themselves known before you're built into a drop with halftime beats. The record then cascades with fury, hitting harder and harder with its devastating bassline. 'This World' is just as progressively intimidating, throwing itself forward on lightly stepped, elevated atmospherics. Pulling you into a false sense of security, 'This World' suddenly unwinds itself with the upmost strength, following a sultry, vocal-lead detonation. Moving the tempo to a lower level, whilst losing none of its impact, you're exposed to DJ Hidden's weighty levels. Together, both tracks pedestal versatility seldom seen by other artists. And alongside imprints such as Othercide, he'll continue to be unstoppable.