Pinch steps up with two dangerous steppers for his Cold imprint –

Furthering the clear-vision of modern dancefloor music via the Cold enterprise, this is the turn of label boss Pinch to provide us with a pair of dark, paranoid rollers, built for the moodier dancefloor.

‘Down’ harks back to ‘92 with its hardcore/ proto-jungle sonic.
Menacing pads impose themselves over a 126bpm, filtered breakbeat, peppered with ‘down’ vocal cuts – before a fully weighted, sweeping baseline smashes in – scanning the dancefloor and terrorising as it swoops.

Both sides come in like jab to the chest, with enough heavy hitting sub frequencies to remind of the old dubstep days and assertive drum programming, leaner drum programming making them up-to-date for this decade. DJ support from Boddika & Joy Orbison among others.

‘Search Party’ takes in a garage/ 2-Step-like swing with 126bpm shuffling beats, dread sub bass and general ‘horror in the jungle’ soundscapes. A reverb’ed mid- bass builds and rises like a panic attack before pulling back and rolling out. Darkside-stepper business.

Big tunes!

Served in die-cut sleeve, designed by Studio Tape-Echo.

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