DnB, Liquid, Deep
1. m25, The Square & First Function - On The South (Nether Remix)
2. Skyweep Feat. Katie Epworth & Sunset Cafe - Light Of Day
3. Johnny Kon - Blackwater Mercenaries
4. m25 & Subsid - Rio (Bu Remix)
For this release the label goes back to it’s original roots and explores the influential sound of liquid funk. In the form of a series of E.P’s this will be Vol 1 and the series will showcase the best in deep, soulful, melodic music.
The E.P packs in an array of talented artists from across the world, descending from countries such as Russia,Australia,Spain,Brazil & New Zealand this is truly a global e.p.
m25, The Square & First Function – On The South – (Nether remix)
An amazing piece of contemporary electronic music, this remix has been wining the hearts of many dj’s across the globe. With plays from scene heavyweights such as Marcus Intalex & Doc Scott, it’s no wonder there is so much love for music such as this.
The track starts off with a massively catchy hook and builds into the enormously deafening sub bass. Beautifully crafted vocals float throughout the track but its not these qualities that has everyone drawling, more the tracks ability to switch up into grimy amen edits and dark haunting bass stabs.
Definitely one for the summer festivals this year while it’s still reminiscent of that big uplifting club vibe. Nether has also just had some of his own remix pressure with none other than Marcus Intalex, giving his tune – “True Believer” the once over which is due out on DSM very soon. Watch out for other releases from Nether on labels such as 31 & DSM as well as previous releases on Silk under the “Jynx” alias.
Skyweep Feat Katie Epworth & Sunset Cafe – Light Of Day
“Light Of Day” is a vocal work out of epic proportions. Big dance-floor styled drums start the track off, as melodic pads drift underneath and build space for the epic breakdown. Upright and jazz influenced bass sets the mood as the catchy vocal lifts the energy high into sky.
To round it off a superb mix-down aimed at the dancefloor, this track provides the dj with one for the best breakdowns currently on rotation. The vocal hook alone is something very special and is sure to keep u singing for days to come.
Skyweep is a relatively unknown artist and Silk prides itself on bringing fresh, talented artists and music to the scene.
m25 & Subsid – Rio (Bu Remix)
With the original of this track seeing a release late last year on the Silk imprint. Bu who is owner of the mighty Digital Colors Records, steps up for a rework of the classic Rio.
A hugely popular tune and perfect for a summer set, this track has all the right melodies and hooks to keep you grooving into the day or night. You can really feel the snippets of soul and funk oozing out of the track and a perfect combination of razor tight beats and percussion, keeps this track moving.
Receiving airplay on BBC Radio 1 for their previous Silk releases you catch m25 & Subsid’s current tunes on Doc Scott’s 31 imprint, Extent & Offworld just to name a few.
Johnny Kon – Blackwater Mercenaries
Johnny Kon has been hitting all the right notes lately with tracks currently appearing on labels such as Amour, Digi-Lab, Extent & Rotation. Also riding off his previous release on Silk – “Blackwater Mercenaries” is a tune to be reckoned with.
Perfectly arranged and chopped breaks that mirror the old skool vibe on early Source Direct tunes, Johnny has really found something of a rich space within the drums that he sequences. Rumbling underneath the breaks, heavy bass takes over and the haunting FX sounds keeps the driving force constant throughout.
A not to be missed track if you like the early days of Cylon Recordings and similar labels.