Hotline Recordings¬†dropped another piece of that hot fire on limited edition wax, fam. Lurka makes dubstep, but not the “drop-centric” mainstream dubstep garbage you’re used to listening to – so please give this a chance. Underground dubstep sounds much, MUCH different than the likes of Skrillex, Big Chocolate, etc. The heavy “filthy” bass you associate with dubstep is present, but the biggest selling point here is that there’s never some shallow/predictable build-up. “Ritual Dingers,” the A-side, is the more serene of the two tracks and it’s the interlude in your life that you didn’t know you needed – it does a great job of easing the listener in to the second track. “Choke,” the B-side, is a darkling cut that can flood a room like fog. The throbbing percussion never lets up, flanging and shimmering in the background, and really, as trite as this adjective has become, it’s just a “filthy” track. Listen to both tracks via the YouTube videos below and see what you think of them. Cheers!
>>Special edition of 50 with A2 poster printed on blue-backed billboard grade paper<<
Almost 3 years since releasing the formidable BR Greaze / Full Clip single, Lurka returns to Hotline for a quickfire 12‚ÄĚ, ending the year in fine style and marking the label‚Äôs 10th release.
New Lurka material is always a treat and these two cuts are no exception. The A-side, ‚ÄėRitual Dingers‚Äô has been causing quite a stir on in-the-know dance floors for a few months now. His ear for melody has been developing over the last couple of singles for Black Acre and the Carpenter-esque arpeggios have now developed into full-on phrases.
Already highly regarded as an engineer and producer, Lurka‚Äôs drums are always on point and work magic on a big system. Ritual Dingers rolls a deceptively complex pattern of brittle snares, ghost hits and bruising kicks underneath a woozy, space-tripping melody ‚Äď a captivating juxtaposition of enchanting keys and tempered percussion, at points falling away to pure, undulating drum workouts that defy any easy classification, sitting just as comfortably alongside some of the scuffed techno coming from The Corner or L.I.E.S. camps as it does alongside the warped house-leaning material from Dexter or Roman Fl√ľgel.
The flip, ‚ÄėChoke‚Äô, has been in the safe hands of a few choice selectors for the last year or so and is finally pressed up and ready to go ‚Äď if you‚Äôve caught Ishan Sound play over the last 12 months you‚Äôve probably heard this one get a pull up already‚Ä¶ A totally uncompromising beast of a track that clouts listeners over the head with its drop-forged drums and refuses to let up the pace with rigid double time hats. Utterly dangerous in the wrong hands.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive