Vital Techniques - "Front To The Back" - (4:00) 93 BPM
Review: It has been a brief minute since we took in a new drop from the Second To None team, but boy have they relaunched with a bang as we talk into three absolute heaters. Firstly, Brighton resident and rapidly rising DJ: El Laurie kicks us off, with his tight drum expressions and vibrant string work in 'Next Hour', before the chomping dubstep basslines of Hamdi's 'Caterpillar' roll into view, following on from an extremely popular Facebook reveal of the track. Finally, label head honchos: Vital Techniques grace us with the third original, another freezing 140 creation, built around shimmering arpeggios and 8bit drum switches!
Review: Two in two weeks? Yeah, why not. We return to Second To None here for the second edition of their 'Street Dubs' EP project, inviting the same cast of El Laurie, Hamdi and Vital Techniques in for a second round refill. We firstly check out the classic grimey flavours of 'Wet Up' from El Laurie, a nostalgic 2-steppy roller, packed with explosive horns and squarewave energy. Next, Hamdi continues down his unique dubstep-inspired path as the waspy tones of 'Wobbly' run riot, before label founders: Vital Techniques bring out the final piece of the puzzle with the abstract rhythms of 'Venom'.