Aspect & Gremlinz – Armshouse / War – Makashi [Demand Records]
Posted by Adam on 2nd April 2013
Remaining permanently on the precipice of upfront, intelligent drum and bass, Demand Records have had a storming few years at the forefront of the scene.
Shaping the brand new talents of upcoming producers like Ed:it, RoyGreen & Protone, Pennygiles, LSB and Heavy1, Demand has also become a home from home for revered musicians at the top of their game. Basing the label’s musical ethos around expertly crafted sounds that command attention no matter who created them has led to a die hard following and a truly impressive back catalogue.
This, Demand Records’ first vinyl release of 2013, pushes together two standout tracks from Aspect and Gremlinz and newcomer War.
War’s “Makashi” takes those malevolent bassy threats and adds them to the framework of an atmospheric stepper. Shaking up the percussion to a blur and adding ambient touches, it’s darkly addictive and full of disconcerting space.