Bubbling underneath the surface, a movement of producers influenced through the 00’s dark side has been making waves the last two years but are now starting to rear its head. Spearheaded by the likes of Keysound and Cold recordings the cities of Bristol and London have been the focal point.
The newly christened Soundman Chronicles label is run by Parris, of the new Tempa release. After showcasing excellence in Gantz and Epoch cuts, the label turns to Facta.
Facta’s soundcloud has been an exiting hive of ideas for a while and this has lead to Badimup and Idle Hands releases earlier this year. His music is characterized by a sharp attention to percussion with varying intensity that borrows from elements of UK funky, House with the depth of Dubstep.
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36th Chamber sits under a heavily swung halftime feel. The baseline sways from subtle to room snakingly obvious. Sci-Fi pads create a tense atmosphere that is reminiscent of early DMZ records while dubby reverb pours over the snares.
Zodiac introduction has more drum hits than most tunes, each hit plods along with a far eastern feel, using woodblock and Taiko drum sounds to build its groove. Clanging metal and wood echoes wildly, giving the track a huge sense of space. Fast skittering high hats keep the pace while other elements layer up to varying intensity.
Like many of the new wave of murky producers Beneath, Etch, Hodge and Epoch; tracks reference the past, taking ideas from grime, garage, jungle and even RnB but sound fresh.
Those looking for innovation around the darkness need look no further.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/soundmanchronicles?fref=ts
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/soundman-chronicles
Boomkat – boomkat.com/vinyl/1026612-facta-36th-chamber-zodiak
Redeye Records – http://www.redeyerecords.co.uk/vinyl/53236-smnchr004-facta
Idle Hands – http://idlehandsbristol.com/site/products-page/dubstep-bass-music/facta-36th-chamber-zodiak-soundman-chronicles/