Rascal & Klone - Witchcraft / Electronica

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  1. Time Dependant

    Time Dependant Jungle Hunter

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    Witchcraft
    The duo from Warwickshire have been a little quiet of late, but these coming months will see a huge return for 'Rascal & Klone' bringing there sci-fi funk to the D&B table.
    The opening is set at quite a fast pace with clean snares, tech shakers, & a squeaky Euro synth leading the main path. The first feeling you get is that every sound is very clean within the mix, & full enough to be able to fill alot of space between each pattern, this helps to make sure the track is instantly grasping & cathy to the listeners ear.
    The beats bound into a delayed splash cymbal, but the euphoric synth continues to twist throughout the background of the misty FX that surround the incoming bassline.
    A no thrills build up links into a very off beat snare roll, then it's sci-fi wave riding all the way. The bassline is increased in volume & merges itself around the whole drum pattern just to lift the whole piece off the ground & shake the dancefloor to a new type of dance. Alot of phasing FX have been applied to the warped baby acid line that sweeps throughout the tech-line hi-hats, but it does work really well in acheiving a great level of satisfaction out of a track that isn't really built from to many layers.
    Those quick 'R & K' snare runs we've all come to love appear once again to unleash a trance like lead, that arpeggiates faster than Morris Green driving a TVR! The rifff is simple & entertaining & will keep the energy burning out of the speakers until the main bassline is brought back from laying underneath that euphoric lead. A quick attack of subtle hi-hats & shakers play gently alongside each other before a gasssy 303 filter seeps it's way over the percussion & into the breakdown.
    The euro synth is recalled to lighten the mood once again, & after teasing a shy drum pattern out of the corner it adds itself to the simple build & cooly finished snare fill.
    More spce age funk is dished up & it will have them seeing stars right through to the early morning.

    Overall 7.5/10

    Electronica
    Now this is where things really start to heat up & I started to take alot of notice to what these two had been sneaking around doing for the last couple of months.
    A circular rim motion sine wave eeriely pierces your ears & enters the dark regions of your mind, to unleash a shudder all the way down to the tip of your spine.
    The uplifting echoed melody is a god send & enlightens the track with a bright beam of light, carrying you to the end of the tunnel, only to be crushed by a monstourous devil shaped bassline. This is pure darkness & we love it!!!! The effect this had on me was unbelieveable I just couldn't pull myself away from the deep feeling & intense shakedown this gave my senses. Once the scence is set by the lengthy intro of sweetly layered synths there's only one more thing to do & thats let you get risen into the tele-kinetic drum beat. This will work wonders on the harder dancefloor's at peak time & will have crowds going wild with pleasure.
    The grueling reese bass wrecks anything that stands in it's way, & grabs the one touch melody by the collar & drags it's light hearted self to the end of it's career!!

    This in my opinion should have been the A-Side of the 2, but then again what does it matter each record gets played the same & this is going to get cained!!

    Overall 8.5/10 :flame:
     
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  2. Caution

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    Ez mate

    Don't mean to be rude or pick holes in your review but R + K are actually from a place called Kenilworth in Warwickshire. I dont know why its consistantly reported that they are based in Coventry.

    Big up all in the Tutt, for those that know ;]

    Its all good though, nice review mate.
     
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    No worries man cheers for keeping me informed, gotta make sure people get the correct info otherwise who knows what rumours I could start!! :razz:
    Thanks for the feedback Caution Electronica is a bad, bad track that is definetly the style I play when I put a mix together.
     
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    both sides are bad imo!!! wicked plate : )
     
  5. Caution

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    Hey, no problem mate

    If you like Electronica just remember to keep your eyes peeled for their future tracks on various labels. Some different sounding business forthcoming from these two, believe......

    :oscar: