Straying away from their more familiar cutting-edge Drum & Bass landscape, IM:Ltd are taking to pastures new with their latest offspring from the somewhat uninhibited and off-kilter Quentin Hiatus.
With a deep sun-dappled atmosphere, mixing old-school house vibes and snappy hooks with a dirty south laidback feel, the “Different Strokes EP” might be another mellow and melodic release but it’s not going to blend into the background. Showing a real sense of movement and progression, this EP surely deserves a full play through as each track unravels in its own time, and fits together in order like an audio jigsaw puzzle.
Comfortingly criss-crossed between genres, ‘Serena’ smoothly tips this release over the edge almost immediately when the delicious sound of old school House ripples through. Chilled but somehow lively, ‘Ascendamental Drop’ is a warm haze of synthy mirages bubbling over a more solidly recognisable dubstep beat.
On the B side, far dubbier, far creepier, you will find Stunna’s take on ‘Different Strokes’ who turns the original into a classy cinematic urban reggae dub piece. Babylon fighter style...live and direct from Chicago (!).
Digital Only Track – As a conclusion, the original mix of ‘Different Strokes’ is a drumstep track filled with toweringly eerie sounds and textures, all culminating in a bass music world unlike so many others.
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Artist: QUENTIN HIATUS
A2: ‘Ascendamental Drop’
B1: ‘Different Strokes’ (STUNNA Remix)
XX: ‘Different Strokes’ (Original mix)– Digital Only
Format: Vinyl & Digital download
Released by: IM:Ltd
Release/catalogue number: IMLTD DUB 04
Release date: Jul 16, 2012