In the dubstep halls of fame, there really are few people who can be held to such high acclaim as Kromestar. The London based musical pioneer has put together over a decade of celebrated releases spanning from soulful to downright dirt. This latest LP comes alongside the sounds of Danny Scrilla as the pair explore the expanse of emotive electronic music. The LP moves fluidly from the slower 4x4 sounds of 'Aurora' and the soundscape magnificence of 'Glare' into the more classic dubstep sounds of 'Glacial' and 'Saturns Ring'. Overall this project showcases just how creative and intuitive electronic music can be when the soul is poured into it!
A pristine four piece EP here from Kromestar and Jay 5ive, with each track tickling a different dubstep style. "Clearly Distorted" wins ironic title of the week award as it's crisp and sonically immaculate. Stripped back to just a tribal rhythm, it's also rather infectious. Adding a warm contrast, "Try Harder" is much more full-bodied soulful affair. Laced with guitars and dreamy synths, if there was such a thing as beachstep, this would be it. "Mind Pattern" is much more dancefloor oriented. Drama drenched halfstep with a sizzling bed of bass, this will raise each and every hair on your dancefloor's neck. Finally we hit the jazz-flecked "Words". Soft, subtle and sexy; it shows off this duo's musical range with panache.