Umut’s Selection of the Week 017 • VA – Overview [OVR001]
For this week’s pick comes another label launch. Not just any, but that of Overview Music, launched by Peter Piper aka Energy. The same label’s taking root upon the almost infinite label landscape but I’m sure that it will stand apart from the other greenery. Not least, because this first release is crème de la crème.
Number 1 on the list is Harsh Colds by Klinical. Actually , a harsh cool wind blows through the scenery the good man has created. Starting with the pumping kick over the absolutely deep sub to the buzzing synth, which runs through the track. This one varies nicely in tone and then dissolves completely in a bright pad. Awesome!
Approach from EiZO speaks volumes in puncto pressure. The track starts with a somewhat dark intro, which comes with wonderfully filtered sounds and swings over into brutal deepness. The muffled drums fit tightly together and the percussion’s playfulness makes me happily jive. Don’t forget me this ever-swaying deep lead and these cascading synthie hits late track
Locked Concept label boss Lockjaw joins up with the whizzkid MISSIN on Save Me, a dark piece of music. The intro sounds almost cinematic and unfolds into an unstoppable maelstrom of sounds. The sample before the drop sounds like it was from this century past and it’s only a matter of time before it’ll strike again. The gently pressing bass is not too hard and there is plenty of variety in this track.
Wingz’ Strained has plenty of variety and much more to offer. The disturbing atmosphere of the intro is interlaced with accompanying drums and a crazy synth lead. Then, before dropping, takes a quick deceleration with a roaring bass before diving headlong into the fray. Here you will find a brutal driving bass, along with the aforementioned synth lead and plenty of cracking and breathing sounds. In the transition, Wingz lets out another roar and the Austrian fires off another massive barrage. Well done!
Ewol’s Blue Circle builds on a pretty minimalistic intro and then lets out a full broadside of bass. Funky drum work meets echoing bass, powered by sleek percussion that mows down the listener. From the first 32 bars of the first part, comes beautifully sprinkled Atmo-Pads that give the whole thing a certain spice.
Talkre brings Machine Code to the table, a brutal bass thunderer that invites you to dance. After a fairly factual intro, the artist gets into action and delivers hearty drums with a touch of distortion and a plastic snare that somehow fits so well. In addition nicely massive bass hits and a creamy sub, there she goes.
Overview has definitely marked this label on the map (if you read that Peter: fat tunes) and I recommend keeping an eye on this label.
VA – Overview
Label: Overview Music
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