RAMM119 - Rene Lavice - Absolute Monster EP

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  1. thedude

    thedude Active Member

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    Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Rene LaVice made a huge impression on the drum & bass fraternity with the immense ‘Headlock’ released as part of the ‘Dimensions 5’ EP. The rolling, almost nostalgic feel of the track coupled with Rene Lavice’s intimate knowledge of the studio made for a clear standout track, and led Ram Records to offer this exciting producer an exclusive recording contract.

    Here we see the first fruits of that contract, as Rene prepares to unleash the beast in the form of the ‘Absolute Monster’ EP. Spanning four brand new tracks across the vinyl package with the addition of an exclusive VIP mix of ‘Headlock’ for the digital bundle, this is set to catapult Rene Lavice to the forefront of everyone’s minds this summer.

    Leading the charge is ‘Dank’ a highly potent brew that’ll have dance floors smoking whenever it’s dropped. Skipping beats and cleverly placed mentasms are delivered alongside chopped vocal snippets and long bass notes that drag you in and don’t let go.

    ‘Meow’ employs cheeky P Funk references to great effect. Harking back to the kind of sounds D&B fans heard in ’96 but with an effortlessly smooth updating, Rene Lavice’s attention to detail and crisp production shine through here, creating a track that will undoubtedly be a DJ favourite.

    Next up the title track takes you deep into the paranoid side of Rene Lavice’s music. Laden with impending doom, this track is like taking a walk in the woods alone at night; every moment filled with tension, every sound creating anxiety before the drop releases a wave of pent up energy.

    ‘Dungeon’ shows another side to Rene Lavice with layer upon layer of percussive energy that rolls along into infinity. Once again it’s the attention to detail that pins this track together as minimalist simplicity clashes with rhythmic complexity.

    Finally ‘Headlock’ VIP boosts up the digital package with all the stepping greatness of the original blended up with plenty of twists and turns to deliver a great new take on Rene’s dance floor favourite.

    Rene Lavice - Absolute Monster EP

    Vinyl Tracks
    A. Dank
    B. Meow
    C. Absolute Monster
    D. Dungeon

    Digital Bundle
    1. Dank
    2. Meow
    3. Absolute Monster
    4. Dungeon
    5. Headlock VIP (Digital Exclusive)

    Date: 23rd July 2012
    Cat: RAMM119

    Released by: RAM Records
    Release/catalogue number: RAMM119
    Release date: Jul 23, 2012

     
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  2. hazdaman100

    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    Just seen this too, looks pretty good
     
  3. skankandbass

    skankandbass Active Member

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    Absolute Monster goes off inna di plaice, fucking silly tune.
     
  4. fractal

    fractal Well-Known Member

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    yep, some grittier music from ram, feeling this EP
     
  5. Ozmatic

    Ozmatic Chair of the Nitty Gritty Committee

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    This is a sick EP, well played RAM!
     
  6. cele

    cele Well-Known Member

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    strong ep but really not feeling the vip, its basically a changed note in the bassline and i liked the original one way better
     
  7. The Watcha

    The Watcha Well-Known Member

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    none are a scratch on Headlock. Such a shame. Was expecting much more after his first tune on Ram
     
  8. charlie.joyce

    charlie.joyce Joy-c

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    This is a serious ep!!!
     
  9. DJ_NoZ

    DJ_NoZ Rum & Ass

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    Yes. Definitely feeling this.
     
  10. Jwood27

    Jwood27 VICTIM

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    this. good tunes but for me, not as good as i would have hoped - no doubt the man has talent though
     
  11. _MILLA

    _MILLA Flamboyant muthafucka

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    this is lookin goodd!
     
  12. H*product

    H*product Heavyweight product

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    yea man
     
  13. Grade

    Grade Active Member

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    All sounding pretty good except the VIP which is toilet
     
  14. Fallen.GeMiNi

    Fallen.GeMiNi 3rd rate banger merchant

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    Headlock is a cool tune but Dank and Meow shits all over it. Not sure about the other two, VIP is pretty cack.
     
  15. Grade

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    Meow is great, can't stop listening to it.
     
  16. mikey-bizzle-08

    mikey-bizzle-08 WASTEMAN!

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    Don't mind the Headlock VIP the rest is pretty meh though not bad but not great!
     
  17. underspawn

    underspawn Headz Roll

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    Really loving Meow, Dungeon and Absolute Monster
     
  18. JRG

    JRG Eat, Sleep and Breakbeats

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    Like Dungeon the rest so so. possibly just not my bag
     
  19. Mikkandro

    Mikkandro COPENHAGEN

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    Nice release, really love Rene LaVices old school sound. Great to see stuff like this and Troglodyte on Ram.
     
  20. archive

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    Absolute monster is the one