Drumsound & Simon "Bassline" Smith ‎– Nature Of The Beast

Technique Recordings ‎– TECH001LP
4 × Vinyl, 12", Album

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A Crossfire (Danger) 6:28
B Tinman VIP 5:35
C Sucker 6:00
D Bust It Up 6:45
E King Of Kings 6:42
F Ever Changin'
Featuring – Melissa*, Youngman*
G Planet Mars 7:30
H The End 6:44

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January 15, 2017

Let me start by saying that I DESPISE clownstep/wobblestep/Nu-Skool jump-up or whatever you want to call it, but this album is actually pretty rinsin! When Fresh and Twisted Individual really started pushing the sound in 2002/2003, I enjoyed the first few releases because it was new and crowds seemed to like it, but it quickly became cookie-cutter, imitable, and DJs started playing entire sets of it. I'd say about 2% strikes me, and it's typically when amens or chopped breaks are integrated over the warbles, like Chameleon Frequency006, Pendulum's "Voyager" BBK003, or Subfocus' "Strobe" on RAMM050. "Nature of the Beast" falls within that 2%, where a portion of the sound elements are cheesy, but the production is high quality, original, progresses, and contains a wider-than-average range of sounds. High energy, dancefloor accessibility, and the beard-stroking drumfunkologists won't turn up there noses TOO high at 4 or 5 outta the 8. Keep an open mind, and remember it's all about HOW these tracks are mixed; doing a deep mix with "The End" off this album into something like Seba's SecOps025 or Klax's CritSys003 could DESTROY both hips and ears.