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Cosmic Bridge continues its dedication to new talent with “The Gift”, a four-track EP from Oliver Yorke. Since his first release in 2012, Yorke’s output has been minimal but that hasn’t stopped the music from catching the ears of label boss Om Unit. On The Gift, Yorke pulls from travels and visual experiences to deliver a strikingly detailed blend of classic drum & bass and Autonomic vibes that deftly balances mood and energy.
The title track draws from jungle’s storied past – think golden era Metalheadz and Prototype – for a dynamic yet melancholic ride, a sonic image of watching the city wake up in the crisp hues of dawn. Opening with sweeping pads and an ominous vocal sample, the track comes alive with tight drum breaks, repeating snares, resonant, cavernous bass and a simple but captivating progression that brings forth the power of the music.
With The Gift Yorke truly captures the cinematic potential of drum & bass, transporting the listener to the places and times he experienced with an astute blend of musicality and sound design. For fans of melodic dance music that can be both emotive and still move a dancefloor, The Gift is sure to be well received.
A1. The Gift
A2. Silver River
Adam F & Slipmaster J / Nicky Black Market | Sea Of Destiny remix / Wild Geese | Lucky Spin Records | LSR/BM02 | ID29Vinyl, Recommended, Vintage, Drum & Bass, Jungle
Vinyl, New Releases, Recommended, Drum & Bass€7.99