Beard-touting, Vienna-based producer Dorian has been bothering clubs throughout 2014 with his unique brand of hellraising, high-energy D&B smackdowns. It's in this though, the Unknown EP, that we can really start to hear his sounds come together. A fan of big, brash bass and ripped-up samples, there's still elements of chopped and changed individuality throughout, but what's here in the finished product is a cohesive, highly impressive piece of work. Not bad for a sub-genre vastly underrated by the beard-stroking massive.
One of Vienna's many talented D&B troopers, Dorian makes his Cre8 debut with two understated rollers that wouldn't have gone amiss back in the era... Ten gallon subs, rolling drums and a groove so heavy it could make Randall blush, "Bluds" is all about the jungle swing while "Call It What You Want" takes more of a melodic bassline approach with a hook that's reminiscent of Moving Fusion's late 90s work. Authentic.