Stranjah - Wolfman EP (JSD014) 18/07/2016

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  1. Britz

    Britz Ritual

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    One of the early ambassadors of drum and bass in North America, Stranjah has earned legendary status with seminal releases on Metalheadz, 31 Records, Renegade Hardware and Hospital Records. His sound initially caught the attention of L Double at Flex Records in 1999, which later snowballed into his high profiling releases.

    Stranjah’s sound is incredibly eclectic and essentially impossible to label under one umbrella. Often dark and minimal by nature, it boasts moody, atmospheric overtones with an emphasis on brooding sub bass and pulsating drum patterns. Constantly evolving his sound utilizing varying tempos and incorporating a wide array of musical influences, Stranjah has enjoyed longevity within the Drum & Bass scene that is constantly shifting onto the next big thing.

    Wolfman:
    A track fusing jump-up basslines with a hard amen break, the two worlds collide in the title track of this ep. The way the track is built and drops is akin to a ‘wolfman’ becoming his full monstrous self when howling at the moon. That 'Growl' sound on the first beat of each phrase represents the Wolf.

    Reign Supreme:
    Grimm joins Stranjah on this one, with his minimal drums and atmospherics and Stranjah’s gnarly synth bass with heavy amen. The track is homage to Technical Itch's Stack 2. It was actually written about 7-8 years ago and Fabio played it as his rewind tune of the week on BBC, but it never saw the light of day until now.

    Phantasma:
    As with Wolfman, Stranjah was experimenting with a wobbly jump-up bass along with some old-skool beats on this one. Jump up drum & bass has been dogged on for many years, however, a new legion of young producers are taking it more seriously with its sound and bass design, and some of these sounds are just mind-shattering. The bassline on this is more of a scaled-down approach, all the highs and mids in the bass have been low passed, while maintaining the movement. This track will definitely keep a dancefloor moving.

    End of Days VIP:
    This is a VIP remix of an older track, redone with a half-time beat. Inspired by No U-Turn and DJ Trace records with its reese bass and distorted 808 bassline. It was featured in a mix a couple years ago and people have been asking for it since.

    https://soundcloud.com/stranjah

    http://junglesyndicaterecordings.com/jsd014-stranjah-wolfman-ep.html
     
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  2. tyranny

    tyranny Well-Known Member

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    Sick as fuck, been waiting ages for "Reign Supreme" and the End of Days VIP. Need to spend a bit of time with the other two and figure out if I like them or not really though.

    Not many people as good as Stranjah at crafting bangers tbh.
     
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  3. Moskit

    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    Yeah Reign Supreme is fucking great!!!
     
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    tyranny Well-Known Member

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    Anyone who doesn't have ALL of the free tunes off his Soundcloud should peg it over there right now and treat themselves tbh, not many other producers who have given away quite as many bangers as him.
     
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  5. BackOut

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    Amen rinsers on this. Wolfman is ridiculous.