London-based drum & bass producer Karl Future is up for creating some of the finest back-to-basics soulful music around the 170 mark that you can find, and we're down with that. "Summer Groove" takes us through a balmy afternoon in the late '90s with lush samples and rapid-fire percussion melting sweet soulfuness and sharp beats together like a Solero in the sun. "Time" has the old-school breakbeat sound of Optiv & BTK yet somehow weaves gorgeously swooping female vocals and hot reggae brass into the breaks creating a multitude of layers and textures. "Afterglow" is another back-to-basics full-on vintage roller, harking back to a time when drum & bass was soul and tracks lasted forever. Raise a glass for Karl Future's 2013, a year of soulful D&B.
DJ-friendly full length tracks