One of the US's most consistent and respected D&B contributors, Random Movement has been moving floors with his jitter-jazz frenetic funk since 2005. Here we find Marky's Innerground plotting out the producer's career with a perfectly curated collection of highlights. From the bold organic drum choppery and oceanic lickage of "Sabina" to the dreamy, star-gazing sub-driven stepper "Bandaids", it's a fine testament to Random Movement's contributions. Whether you're only just getting acquainted or looking to fill some gaps in your collection, this is a must!
Bursting out of the Innerground catalogue this time is soulful drum and bass star Random Movement, a man so vital to the cause he's worked with S.P.Y and DJ Marky right from the outset of his career, rolling out smooth, jazzy vibes on Liquid V, CIA, Integral, Spearhead and Horizons. Bringing his bright, uplifting take on the genre to first track "Down Somehow", cool vocals drift over sparkling synths and jazzy bass. "Won't Budge" is a deep stepper, contrasting with the usual sunshine layers of R.M's style. Taking a deeper approach, expect to hear this tearing up dancefloors Stateside and across the Atlantic. Another lawless release from one of D&B's continually rising stars.
Mutt & Calculon & Kevin King - "Easy On The Motion" - (4:51) 173 BPM
US dwelling D&B-ster Random Movement provides the first cut for this new release on Rubik - kicking off with gentle, rattling breaks and shimmering atmospherics, we are eased into "Risk" slowly, with a slowly building sonic palette leading into the main tune. With an inherent musicality present throughout, the echoing vocal snatches serve to emphasize the mood of the piece. Deep bass bellows add further depth and structure. Up next, it's over to Mutt, Calculon and Kevin King for "Easy On The Motion" - a vocal-led, smoky, jazz-influenced liquid roller, which is preceded by a stripped back intro and bobs along beautifully until the end.
Random Movement's remix of Technimatic's gorgeously smooth "Vermillion" has just the right touch of everything. From the perfectly balanced vocals from Jayma ringing clear against a deep wavering sub to the glimmers of light created by glittering keys up in the top end, this is a beautifully composed track, pure and simple. "Dropping The Chips" offers Technimatic a chance to turn the tables and sees the two acclaimed producers remixing Random Movement's massive 2012 smasher. Affording an extra-large rolling bassline and chilling the mother out of the original, this remix EP really is something special.