Alix Perez hit the Radio 1 decks last week with his debut Essential Mix, a careful alliance of tracks representing the core of his preferred sound. Perez is first and foremost a drum-and-bass producer, but in his 120 minutes with Radio 1, it’d be easy to not really know that. He’s experimental and “nu skool,” often associated with the more “liquid” side of drum and bass. With fewer samples and more layers, liquid is often defined as a calmer, more appropriate cousin to the breakneck 160-180 bpm pace of a traditional, rave-friendly drum-and-bass.
If The Prototypes were not already known for their big room, vocal drum-and-bass productions, their recent release of the Suffocate EP on Shogun Audio has firmly solidified their place among the new wave of promising production teams within this genre. Similar to 2010′s “Cascade,” the title track off this EP relies on a powerful vocal topline to complement characteristic breakbeats and a captivatingly melodic bass line.
The EP’s B-side, a track entitled “Habitation,” throws you for a bit of a loop by exposing the moodier and more dramatic side of The Prototypes’ musical ability. The EP includes an instrumental, radio edit, and Koven remix of “Suffocate” as well.
The Prototypes – Suffocate (Original Mix)
The Prototypes – Habitation (Original Mix)
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