Sunday, February 22, 2009

Eat Your Apples!

I'm back again with another tasty release from the excellent Apple Pips label out of Bristol. Yes, that's right... more Ramadanman for you this week! On the A-side, he brings us 'Humber,' another dubstep shaker. As with all Ramadanman releases, the drum programming is tight, minimalistic, and uncluttered. When the subtle sub-bass locks in with the percussion, the track drives forward effortlessly. Throw in some simple melodies that are constantly being modulated to add some dynamics, and you've got a real winner here. Sven Weisemann lays down a dubbed-out techno remix on the B-side. He takes his time with this one, letting the track unfold gradually; the four-to-the floor kick drum doesn't appear until about halfway through. The hypnotic and dreamy melodies work with the lush strings to produce great emotional effect. The placement of sounds is spot on with subtle percussion panning left and right. While this remix may be for the early doors, it manages to capture the spirit of Ramadanman's original while still sounding fresh and creative. Essential release.

A-side - Humber
B-side - Humber (Sven Weisemann Remix)

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Have a good week, everyone.

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