Monday, August 15, 2011

My Nu Leng - Fireflies EP

1. Find You
2. Fireflies
3. Bubba Ho-Tep
4. Bubba Ho-Tep (Kaiju Remix)
5. Falling

Stepping up to provide the 3rd EP for MindStep Music are the exciting production and DJ duo Tommy Rukus and Jammo from London & Bristol respectively, collectively known as My Nu Leng.

Both are relative newcomers to the UK garage/dubstep scene and because of their fresh ideas and interpretation of underground bass music, they are already drawing attention from some key players, such as Distance (Rinse Fm / Island Records / Dubstep Allstars Vol 8).

Opening the EP, Find You has a melancholy but soothing intro, broken 2 step beats easing out from under what could be the chirping of digital birdsong. Haunting, cut up vocals bring the elements together to form a deep lament, pure vibes!
Next comes the old skool garage-esque Fireflies; sub aquatic FX and staggered, marching percussion rolling into the drop where lurching, cavernous bass and stomping percussion explode! This track will set any dance off and is sure to become a DJs favourite.

The third track, Bubba Ho-Tep, begins with a dreamy blissed out feel and percussive pitter patter – real meditation vibes! The 2nd drop reveals soft pads, strings, reverb drenched vocal FX and a rolling kick that produces a warm roller… Also featuring on this EP is the significant talent of Kaiju, providing a stripped back, spacious interpretation for their Bubba Ho-Tep Remix. Taking a more subbed out approach, they supplement the sparse soundscape with rasping bass licks and progressive percussive hits, forming suspense, and a somewhat darker mood than the original.

Lastly, Falling is a deep-rooted and tribal dub-techno roller, setting the scene for some sort of ancient battle. Equally powerful in the club or in headphones during a long journey, it gracefully brings the debut outing from the Leng boys to a

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