2018 Apr 19     
2 Bit Thugs

Plush Recordings come up with the deep D&B goods yet again

Regular readers will know I'm a fan of Plush Recordings' output generally, and this latest EP from Australian duo Kamuku does nothing to disappoint.

There are just the two tracks to choose from. On the A, you'll find the female-vocalled Random Burst, which sits somewhere between 'liquid' and 'minimal' on the D&B spectrum, with several atmospheric, beat-free passages contrasting with occasional bursts of fierce bass. S'good, but for me this release is all about the B-side I Will, wherein the Aussie duo turn the darkness dial up a notch or four.

I Will opens with echoing FX, vocal snips and a single tish-ing cymbal, slowly adding layers of sound until the ruff-edged, warping bassline kicks in at around the 1:05 mark. From there on out, the bass and intricate, toppy percussion vie for your attention along with more occasional vocal fragments, the end result of all this being a track that's equally at home on the dancefloor or on the post-club sofa. Excellent work.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 20 April



Review Score: 8




Tags: Kamuku, Plush Recordings, drum & bass, D&B, drum n' bass, D+B, liquid funk, minimal D&B