Silent Dust picked up the latest Lewis James tracks after hearing ‘Searchtower’ dropped by Jon1st – and there’s no mystery as to why.
The track is an atmospheric sci-fi treat, pads and sonic artefacts from outer space going toe to toe with a powerful, mesmerising bassline.
On the flip we hear Lewis James’ background in video game sound design come to the fore on ‘Templar III’, a stately slice of gorgeously-constructed half-time with a distinct Assassin’s Creed feel to it, which shakes down into a tough bassline before it is done.
Click here to buy, and listen below – and for good measure check out Lewis James’ none60 podcast while you’re at it.
Finnish duo Out of Fuel’s new EP, Isolation, is a real iceberg of a record – the kind that sinks ships, not bulks out your salad.
All frosty percussion and crystalline sci-fi pads, the EP marks the duo’s return to American label Translation Recordings and it is a bass-heavy, atmospheric affair. Moving in the shadows of drum & bass, skipping hats and window-shaking kicks keep things urgent across the four original tracks on the record, which concludes with the stalking Hypersensitivity remix of 2016 track ‘Ghosts’.
Isolation is out now on Washington, DC-based label Translation Recordings. Head to https://translationrecordings.bandcamp.com/ to buy, or listen below.
Twisted sounds from Eastern Europe are the order of the day on none60’s first release of 2018, complete with a Sinistarr remix on the flip.
The Corpus is a Lithuanian collective of producers, and ‘Cult X’ marks their debut on Silent Dust’s pedigree record label. All sparse half-time atmospherics and ribcage-rattling kicks it is a formidable statement of intent from the group.
Sinistarr makes a long overdue return to none60 for his speaker-shredding remix which sends the original clipping down the rabbit hole before pulling it back out with a flourish.
Listen below, or head to www.none60records.bandcamp.com to buy.