Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Djrum - Arcana (Do I Need You)

"2nd Drop Records release ‘Seven Lies’, the debut album by Felix Manuel aka Djrum (pronounced “Drum”). Its sounds are inspired by the rawness of urban London, influences of Portishead, DJ Shadow and The Cinematic Orchestra, jungle, minimal techno, classic house, broken beat – all seamlessly segued with a nod to jazz vinyl and film music.

Fans will recognise Djrum’s iconic tropes on ‘Seven Lies’: widescreen atmospheres, dub chords, dusty and melancholic strings, obscure film samples. But this time its spread over a bigger, more luxurious canvas that dips like an undulating terrain of sound; techno troughs, bumpy hip hop breaks, euphoric drum and bass, all filtered through the Djrum node."

Didn't take long for me to get lost into this track from Djrum.

Drawing in from a multitude of genres 'Arcana (Do I Need You)' fuses an array of sounds, instruments and lifts a beautifully delicate vocal sample as it seems to roll along forever to a continuous beat.

It's one of those tracks that draw you in.

Taken from the soon to be released 'Seven Lies' album which is filled with a collection of wonderfully crafted productions. I've not even heard the whole album in it's entirety (currently rectifying) and I'm already musing over how good it is.

Irresistible stuff.

Djrum's 'Seven Lies' is released April 22nd by 2nd Drop Records on vinyl and digital formats.