Bristol label A R Records has rolled its fifth release off the production line, throwing its latest signings together for the heavyweight Totem EP.
After joining the Bristol label’s roster in the summer, Revaux – a production duo made up of Yorkshire brothers Ru and Joe Brooks – and South Coast producer Melinki have teamed up for a killer EP just in time for the imprint’s second birthday.
‘Totem’ doesn’t roll so much as prowl, a slickly-produced track with obvious power lurking below the surface, while ‘Unorthodox’ – led by Ozone’s vocals – stomps like a skanking elephant. Revaux go it alone on ‘Overpass’, a dreamy intro giving way to a pounding high-octane roller before the EP closes with ‘Swordplay’, which combines intricate synths with a straight-up bassline that builds up a real head of steam.
The Totem EP is out on A R Records as a double 12″ vinyl this month. Head to www.arrecords.co.uk to buy.