Biome – Black Widow EP (MUD004) Review

OUT 11/02/13

Manchester’s born and bred Biome has been present on the 140 scene for many years, displaying a unique form of production which has propelled him to the frontier of the genre. His use of crisp flowing high hats combined with growling bass lines has led to many labels jumping at the chance to release some of his tracks. With Biome already being signed to labels such as Osiris, Black box and M.U.D his tracks have been flying out over the past year. The three tracks differ in style, spanning from the thumping tribal drums, to the more minimalistic mind expanding tracks.

The first track off the EP is entitled ‘Black Widow’. Biome’s unique space-like sound creates an eerie atmosphere layered with a daunting voice sample fitting for the title. The drop releases a fast paced frenzy of drums throughout, switching to breaks between bars as the track develops. The clear-cut highs, layered over the heart pounding bass line, create the perfect balance to birth a deep, dark roller. If you require an injection of tribal warfare this track will never disappoint, and without fail will get everyone moving.

The second track entitled ‘Quasar’ has been one of Biome’s most highly anticipated tracks from his recent production. The 32 bar intro slowly builds until a bass bouncing track is unleashed. A driving energy contorts through the bars as the head bobbing track forces onwards. Snapping highs and the acutely layered warped noises used are so unique to all of Biome’s production. His immaculate production quality and style really does set him aside from most producers.

The third and final track is ‘Mystery’, in which, displays Biome’s ability to mix up his approach and form something minimalistic yet so creative. This track is centred mainly on his adaptive high’s, involving the cheeky little bell on the third which sew the bars together. Sometimes simplicity is the best method and Biome certainly shows that with this deeply meditative track. The whole EP is pretty much flawless and will give you various directions to feed into, if you require a quick switch up in style during a mix.


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Written by Drew Jones


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