Freeze – Arrival EP [Proximity Recordings]
Posted by Adam on 6th April 2013
Hailing from the beautiful town of Preston, UK (a city known for its majestic vistas and warm continental climate), Freeze has wandered the world learning his craft as a producer for the last couple of years. Now calling Bournemouth, UK his home, he is ready to unleash some killer tracks on the globe.
No newcomer to making beats, he has released music on V Recordings, Crystal Clear’s imprint Cold Blooded & Tyke’s Digital Anarchy but to name a few. Freeze has had Radio 1 support from the likes of Crissy Criss & has also featured as Grooverider’s rewind track on Radio 1 under his defunct JRG alias. With this in mind we jumped at the chance to snap up his Arrival EP!
EP title track Arrival is a nasty piece of work with the finniest retro drum patterns, droning sub bass with a minimalist approach. Ragga syle vocals and haunting sounds help to keep the track in shape and will defiantly fit in on the one’s and two’s in any set!
Freeze turns the heat up a degree or two on the second track to feature on the EP with Clash Dub. Keeping to his love of Western Indian influenced vocals, Freeze fits these samples around modern day production techniques with tightattack kicks & claps fused with gritty mid bass elements, deep pads and rolling basslines.
Scramble takes a more stepping approach within the 175 bpm spectrum. Hip Hop style beats create a back bone for an arp style rhythm with subs cutting in and out around dark soundscapes and futuristic vibes! Certainly one to make the heads twist!
Flipping things back to basics is Hold That Thought. We are treated to yet more low winding subs, sublime sounds, rolling beats topped with the occasional yet deadly mid bass note. Powerful stabs mixed with space type dialogue make a great combination for the break down which swiftly switches back into a second round of dopeness!
With such an impressive discography and support already, you are bound to perk your ears up to the sounds of Freeze this year!
Release date: 8th April 2013
A2. CLASH DUB
A4. HOLD THAT THOUGHT