Future Engineers – Exhale Compilation [Transference Recordings]
Posted by Adam on 9th April 2013
This latest, slightly longer-than-normal offering from Transference Recordings comes in the form of six deep, innovative tracks from Future Engineers and includes the special sounds of Electrosoul System and Cutworks on remix duties.
‘Scratch in the Surface’ is a sweet melancholic roller with a retrospective vibe and heavy bass, infused with dolby style surround fx – front, back, and side to side. Another one for the fans of deeper drum and bass seeking something that cuts through.
‘Shape or Form’ steps things up a level with its ethereal sci-fi synths and atmospherics, stomping beats and simple bass hook, making this one for the dance floor. The breakdown brings into focus a futuristic scratching vibe that sets up a superb drop for maximal impact.
Russian producers ‘Cutworks’ have taken the samples from the track ‘Through the Motions’ originating from the first Transference EP and have produced a stunning remix and label highlight. In retaining the beautiful piano keys, strings, and mid-bass sounds from the original, but introducing old school, sparkling beats and wobbling cyber bass, this track is so at odds with itself that it smacks of brilliant originality. Another deep, musical track that also works the dance floor.
Electrosoul System’s remix of ‘Side-Effects’ is a smooth, jamming organ roller with a magical twist of next-level euro trance synths that arise in the midst of proceedings to give it a welcome injection of something a little bit abstract and different. Electrosoul System consistently delivers top quality D&B and this track is no exception to that rule.
The title track ‘Exhale’ gradually draws together a combination of emotive, cinematic soundscapes, intricate drum programming, and deep technological bass, to take the more thoughtful fans of drum and bass on an epic musical journey.
Finally, the EP is capped off with panache, in the form of the future-visionary drum funk stomper ‘Dystopia’. As the name suggests, this is no idyllic set filler… expect this track to take you somewhere you haven’t been before!