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PREMIERE! 'Winding River' by Korin Complex

Glitchy, glacial dubtronica from Miracle Drug Records

2020 May 13     
2 Bit Thugs

It's the title track from his new EP, which is out on Friday

Today's exclusive track premiere finds us in experimental bass music territory, as iDJ brings you the first chance to hear Winding River by Korin Complex. It's the title track from his EP of (obviously) the same name, which is out on fledgling US label Miracle Drug Records this Friday (15 May).

Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Korin Complex has a background in dubstep and bass music, but as he explains, the Winding River EP "arises out of an obsession with percussion the past few years". As such, while there are certainly dubstep-y tinges throughout the EP, "experimental electronica" might be a more fitting description overall.

As for Miracle Drug Records, they're a "bass/techno/grime/breakbeat" label (their words) based in Cleveland, Ohio, and this is only their second-ever release. By sheer coincidence – we've only just noticed ourselves! – last year's debut came from UK bass-botherer and recent iDJ interviewee Hypho.

Elsewhere on the EP, fellow Virginian Carter Bryce delivers a bassier remix of Winding River that sits somewhere between dubstep and minimal D&B, Ponder is a twitchy, glitchy percussion n' bleeps workout that could find favour in dubstep and minimal techno circles alike, New Growth marries minimal and dub influences and closer Periptero is an ambient piece, with the latter three cuts produced in collaboration with Carter Wolfe, Pugilist and Duckem, respectively.

But the track that grabbed us most – and that you're therefore hearing today – was Winding River itself, its fractured rhythms possessed of a sparse, glacial beauty all of their own. See what you think… 

Like that? Then find out more at the links below, or click here to order the EP

Korin Complex: Soundcloud / FacebookDiscogs  

Miracle Drug Records: Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter / Bandcamp / website





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