Deep, dark, gritty, intimate and underground. These words are everything that you want in a track or tracks when raving away with the likes of Tech House or Techno. And boy do we get it with the new EP from Huxley and Skapes. The two artists certainly deliver with the release of the three track ‘Don’t Call‘ EP arriving on Relief Records.
Skapes is a relatively new name to the underground dance music scene but the UK based artist has been around for some time before that. Operating under his real name Alex Calver, he amounted numerous major remixes, and a whole host of vinyl releases. He ended 2016 in a big way with Skapes and this looks set to continue with 2017. Huxley needs no introduction. This mans music is phenomenal, his studio productions will blow you away and you get to feel this with ‘Don’t Call’ and his other tracks produced with Skapes.
‘Don’t Call‘ is the first track on the EP and the title track really sets the bar high for the rest of the EP. A deep, gritty bass line dominates the track while a soulful vocal is brought in over the top to add an extra edge. It’s groovy, you can feel the infectious vibes flowing through the track and you continue to want more, especially when it drops. This is a little groove bomb to really get you shaking. ‘Chants‘ is an underground banger, with a vocal sample again adding an extra edge to the deep flowing bass line. With synth bleeps adding to the whole atmosphere for the track, you could easily picture this one going down hard in the intimate club. And that breakdown, it’s just a must listen.
The final track on the EP is ‘Shut Down‘ and once more we have that deep flowing, groovy bass line dominating the track. Bleeps and blops have been introduced into the track as the layers and elements build, but the track takes a different direction as it builds. The synths take hold, a whole new side is introduced with a vocal coming through, and the drop is just utter brilliance. Full support on the ‘Don’t Call’ EP, superb work from Huxley and Skapes.
You can download the ‘Don’t Call’ EP here.