Wednesday, 15 October 2008

'Syncopated City' - London Elektricity (album review)

I've also been checking out UK D'n'B outfit (T shirts, Trousers and everything) London Elektricity. Their new album 'Syncopated City' is a bit heavy. Now in my 'Hold Your Colour' by Pendulum induced Drum 'n' Bass frenzy London Elektricity were one act that I latched onto because of the apparent knowledge of melody and song structure (one song 'Strangest Secret In The World' in particular).

Hence me, post D'n'B madness (the new Pendulum album was poo), checking out this album. There are some real standout tracks on it; ones that made my ears stand to attention. Opener 'Bare Religion' and 'All Hell Is Breaking Loose' are massive melodic slabs of D'n'B that employ some excellent samples. Non-album track 'Maybe I Was Wrong' has a chilled but oh-so-fat bassline that you need for lying back, closing your eyes and feeling like all might just be well with the world. It might also help you say sorry to someone, so it must be good.

If you're looking for something a bit different to your 100% Hip Hop diet then this album could be what you need. There are still beats, basslines and samples it's just the tempo is upped and there's no tiresome recoverage of the same subject matter.

Get it here and check out the awesome video for 'All Hell Is Breaking Loose'.

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