A northern liquid producer who's as hot on sampling as he is on deep rolling rhythms. We very much approve. Based in York, Tokalosh plays the experimental deep drum & bass card like a pro, despite his relatively new introduction into the scene. Rolling reeces are his forte, and in "Pale Blue Dot" it's easy to see where those influences cross over from the warm soulful vibes of Brazil to the cooler, deep sounds of Russia and the Balkans. Touching into almost ambient plains, it's fair to say that Tokalosh has more in mind than setting clubs alight. His production has more thoughtful, emotive qualities than that. Drum & bass to make you think - now there's a sub genre to add to the pile.
Is the beautiful city of York the first place you'd think of finding your new favourite drum & bass artist? Rethink your stereotypes of Medieval northern cities because Tokalosh has made it all the way to Soul Deep with his stunning "For The Listeners" three-track release. From the outset it's clear to see his love for production runs deep, as intricate rhythms and melodies weave together perfectly, clamping in tight with sampled lyrics in "Sick Individual". "It is what It Is" follows a more traditional liquid route with Brazilian soul and a heartbeat of pure sizzling gold. To round of the hat trick, title track "For The Listeners" features the lyrical stylings of Lego and a damn addictive bassline over a happy-go-lucky melody. One to keep an eye on for sure.