Richard Burkinshaw and James Rial aka Audiojack have been at the forefront of underground electronic music for nearly a decade now with the duo dropping their first full length EP on 2020Vision in 2006, entitled ‘White Noise’. Here the duo return to the label with a fresh single, following recent output which saw them collaborate with LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang for a single on Gomma, and a string of material and remixes on their hugely successful Gruuv imprint.
Title cut ‘Drop The Dime’ opens up the single here, seeing the duo embrace the rugged house sound they do so well, the track’s laid over six and a half minutes in an ever-intensifying fashion, fuelled by raw rave chords, crunchy drums and gradually building, subtle processing.
‘Winding The Box’ follows, this time displaying Audiojack’s undeniable ability to craft something both unique and charming, as the name would suggest the melodic aspects of the record focus on a dreamy music box sound and hypnotic vocal murmurs, while the heady bass tones and organic percussion adds some grit to the otherwise celestial sound palette.
The package is then rounded off with ‘Blackout’, taking things back into darker realms as the pair fuse shuffling rhythms, a bumpy bass hook, stab sequences and emotive Rhodes lines into a baroquely blossoming dynamic composition.
Published: 22nd May 2014