Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Silkie - City Limits Volume 1

01. Concrete Jungle
02. Turvy
03. Spark
04. Sty
05. Quasar
06. Purple Love
07. Planet X
08. Cats Eyes
09. Head Butt Da Deck
10. Techno 22
11. Mattaz
12. The Horizon
13. Beauty

Deep Medi offer something a little more substantial than their usual 12"s with the debut long player from Antisocial Ents' Silkie. It's fair to say the dubstep scene has splintered and refracted into myriad Sub(bass)styles over the last couple of years, but at the epicentre of the scene are a few artists who have maintained the original spirit of the style while alloying it successfully with influences that were always hovering on the edges, but never fully integrated. Silkie is one of those artists, hailing from the hotbed of South London, he's heated elements of deeper house and synth driven soul around the glowing core of DMZ's bassbins to create one of the lushest fusions in the scene. 'City Limits' is a collection of 13 tracks, including the brilliant 'Purple Love' and 'Cats Eyes' exploring this style with velveteen synths descended in the tradition from Larry Heard to MJ Cole and so forth till they're meshed with the rattling patterns and insistent bass pulse of dubstep. This is dubstep music with one (respectful) eye on the ladies and the other on the floor and for those reasons it's a brilliant summer heater and the perfect example of the congruity of house and dubstep. Fuck it, it's all dance music innit?! Top album. Tip!



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