Emperor – Begin EP (Critical Music)
Posted by Adam on 5th May 2013
Now here’s an EP that I have been really looking forward to getting my hands on.
Emperor has been around for a couple of years now and has had releases on several labels including Symmetry Recordings, Civil Music & Ammunition Recordings, but recently it seems that he has really started to get peoples attention.
His production is solid and carries a deep and techy vibe, ideal for tearing up any dance floor.
The title track of the EP features the stunning vocals of Georgia Yates, who also featured on a track called ‘Running‘ on Enei’s album ‘Machines’, also on Critical. This is a true ‘hands in the air’ tune as the intro pulls you in and builds up to an almighty climax. It’s the prefect mix of angelic vocals and a bass line that sounds like it was created by a machine powered by red meat and Chuck Norris’ beard hair.
Next up is ‘She Said’ which is the flip to ‘Begin’ on the vinyl. I love this track. Reminiscent of Calyx & Teebee’s ‘Pure Gold‘ it’s an absolute killer. That slap bass sounds incredible and i defy anyone to be able to resist throwing some shapes when this comes on.
The next three tracks, Solar, Radar & Precursor are only available on the digital EP.
‘Solar’ is again another great dance floor tune. Emperor has done a great job of making all the tracks on the EP fit together whilst still making sure they all maintain their individuality. My only beef with this track is that the sample used was also used on Chase & Status’ track Saxon, which is possibly one of the worst songs ever made (seriously, if you haven’t heard it before you can hear it here, but you have been warned).
‘Radar’ and ‘Precursor’ round of the Digital EP nicely. Both take a slightly more minimal vibe but are still on par with the first three tracks.
Overall I’m really impressed with this release and I’m looking forward to seeing what else Emperor has in store for us in the future.
Release date: 13/05/13
A. Emperor – Begin ft. Georgia Yates
AA. Emperor – She Said
1. Emperor – Begin ft. Georgia Yates
2. Emperor – She Said
3. Emperor & Centra – Solar
4. Emperor – Radar
5. Emperor – Precursor