The Vision EP is the latest instalment from Manchester Drum and Bass duo Aardonyx. After the pair's first release on Nu Venture Records, they are back with a three track EP exploring the different styles and sub genres of Drum & Bass.
[A] Aardonyx Feat. Emerie - The Vision:
Opening the EP is the title track The Vision, a bass heavy roller, with beautiful original vocals from the talented artist Emerie. Written while recording vocals in a studio session in Manchester, it encapsulates the fast paced life and drama of a hustle and bustle city. The driving bass propels the track forward, with shifting pads and glass like tones, giving a catchy and memorable depth to this track. The Rhodes piano stays true to the soulful influences of the vocals and adds an additional classic tone alongside the more aggressive synths.
[B] Aardonyx - In The Jungle:
In the Jungle begins with an intriguing and mysterious half time approach, before progressing into a full on Drum & Bass skank out tune, with squelchy stabs and quick swipes, combined with haunting vocal drones. A diverse and unique track featuring unusual sounds and contrasting vibes that are equally at home alongside the dark rollers or dancefloor bangers.
[C] Aardonyx - Spiral:
For the final track of the EP the Aardonyx pairing experiment with contrasting frantic drums and a laid-back synth hook that creates an edgy, yet positive, atmospheric feel. Expertly utilising percussive synth plucks to elegantly dance around the modulated bass in this uplifting composition. The synth hook evolves throughout to create a different focus for the track, flowing around the intense breaks, as if floating above the rhythm.
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