Review: Latch Recordings have really smashed this one out of the park, and it's courtesy of Tribal. If you like your music dark and rolling, this is the release for you, especially if you like your drums crisp, pointed and full of force. The percussion on this release might be the highlight and that's evident on 'Sparkle', which has such a wickedly driving collection of hits and knocks that we're getting a bit hot and sweaty under the collar. 'The Call' is similar and takes you on a rough and tumble journey through sonics that are unpolished in the best way possible. Banging.
People On The Ground (feat Hannah Joy) - (3:53) 172 BPM
Scalps - (5:03) 172 BPM
Blight Mamba - (3:51) 172 BPM
Give Me The Word (feat Hannah Joy) - (4:24) 172 BPM
I Saw The Face Of The Person - (5:42) 172 BPM
The Depths - (4:02) 170 BPM
Undone (feat Victoria) - (3:40) 172 BPM
The Wrath Of Mr Sparkles - (3:58) 172 BPM
Donat Give Me Up (feat Pearse Hawkins & Emily Harkness) - (3:26) 175 BPM
Lucien (feat Pearse Hawkins) - (4:03) 172 BPM
Hidden From The Light - (3:29) 173 BPM
Sundae - (3:28) 172 BPM
People On The Ground (continuous DJ mix) - (24:53) 172 BPM
Review: Aussie drum & bass prince Royalston has been reigning supreme for more than a hot minute now. Promoted from casual banger-slinger to premiership pro with his accomplished debut album OCD in 2013, he's developed his unique fusion once again with this equally spotless sophomore. Ranging from out-and-out stompers such as the wily intro "Ask Me" to the spiky, iced out Beta-style electro jungle-juke of "Black Mamba", teeth-baring/star-gazing cosmic jungle such as "XOR" and the blissed out halftime pop of "Undone", People On The Ground is the sound of an artist both flexing and refining his sound. Smelting sounds and styles in a way that few artist are right now (the closest comparison would be Rockwell), Royalston will soon be promoted from prince to king... Bow down while you chow down.