Paul Woolford has been seriously spreading his wings of late, becoming omni-present by landing his tracks with ease on labels like XL Recordings, Running Back, Houndstooth, Hotflush and Aus Music. Not wanting to be shackled by genres, Paul comfortably serves up a wide variety of curveballs, from the technoid charge of his 4/4 persuasions to the exhilarating warped hardcore & jungle breaks of his much loved Special Request project. And so it’s with welcome arms that Edible usher him to our release schedule, give him the comfy sofa and let him rip it up with two havoc-inducing cuts that are already a staple in label boss Eats Everything’s DJ sets.
Title track ‘Chaos’ finds Paul in a particularly warped mode; bleepy synth pulses oscillate wildly over a granite hard beat as a single sub-bass tone drives the brain-scrambling flurry of modular tones into overdrive. A hydrochloric synth riff settles the bed, but only until the next haul of chaotic blips come firing out of the speakers - highly effective, and possibly deranged warehouse tackle. A future classic.
Flip side, and Woolford shows off some decidedly more soulful chops on ‘Meditate'. A vocal hook plays against a dubwise bass line and ascending 909 rides, as a seductive and transcendental string arpeggio creeps to the fore and demands a breakdown of its own, serving up a serious bucket load of emotion. Not a dry eye in the house.
Published: 12th April 2017