Tuesday, 4 March 2008
Soundboy gets his teeth paxxxxxed out
There a couple of new releases out on Skull Disco from Shackleton and Appleblim. As usual the tunes are from the deeper side of dubstep, almost minimal dubstep if that's even possible.
'Death is not final' (pictured) is Shackleton at his best, dark and brooding but textured enough to never be boring. Shackleton should get the kind of praise and attention that Burial gets everything he releases moves his sound on about five steps.
Appleblim's effort 'Vansan' is constantly shifting with synths that sound like brush strokes. The track never really gets out of first gear but that is the Skull Disco sound, the tracks ebb rather than rattles along.
Shackleton is in Sheffield at Tuesday club this month, it'll be interesting to see how he goes down, the crowd there can be a bit 'green' sometimes. The last time i was there someone tried to tell me that High Contrast was an 'Old skool producer'?!