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Various Artists -- Crossfire EP 2
RELEASE DATE: 14th April 2013
The first salvo of "Crossfire" hit at the beginning of last year. It was an EP that gave warning that Technique Recordings' elite unit of producers were the ones to watch for 2012. And the ubiquity of their tunes all over Radio 1, 1Xtra and Kiss, and in raves worldwide, soon proved that it wasn't a warning to be taken lightly. Now it's time to give 2013 the same treatment.
First up is "Oxygen", from heavyweight outfit 2DB, drawing in the listener with subtle arpeggios and evolving riffs, creating a warm and melodic intro to the "Crossfire" experience. Then KG and Erb n Dub, in their Hashtag guise, switch things up with a sparser, technoid-paranoia workout in "Don't You Want Me". And proving that you can't pigeon-hole Technique, there's yet another sound on display next with a steel-reinforced VIP mix of L Plus's anthemic "Time Travel" from 2011.
Halfway through the EP, and still the variety keeps coming from the Technique team. MaxNRG drops "Grimey Beats" into the mixture, a half-speed D&B stomper that combines elements of reggae, electro and R&B with devastating consequences. Then L Plus is back for a second contribution with "End of Story", a track which takes his trademark silk-textured synths and street-hardened beats and twists them around subtle musical reference points. Then finally, 2DB come through to wrap up proceedings with "Spud Gun", a tune which rolls in under the radar before jumping out at you with a powerful assault of twenty-first century acid.
If you were anywhere within hearing distance of a bass-conscious DJ in 2012, you'll have heard a Technique Recordings release. But, even if you're late to the party, this second "Crossfire" showcase is here to demonstrate why these flavours should be on everyone's setlist.
1. 2DB -- Oxygen
2. Hashtag -- Don't You Want Me
3. L Plus -- Time Travel VIP
4. MaxNRG -- Grimey Beats
5. L Plus - End of Story
6. 2DB -- Spud Gun
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