Keeping the collective family vibe more than alive, Arkaik has rounded his troops up and put together his third EP for release on his homeland Diffrent Music. Paving the way forward for future releases on the label, we see a record that show’s off Arkaik’s ability to maintain his exploration as a solo artist while adapting to the modern day art of collaborative production. ‘The Hustle EP’ features four brand new pieces of work that have been heard only a number of times on dancefloors around the UK, and are ready to go out to the masses. The title track is a offbeat stomper with Arkaik’s trademark sound, while ‘Babylon Dub’ see’s a more HipHop orientated style with big bass and clean production. ‘Heat Seeker’ is the second collaboration to surface with Coma, and is a heavy hitting, fast paced dancefloor damager. The final track see’s Arkaik teaming up with Dexta & Mauoq, with a stripped back, big bass, headnod track called ‘One Last Time’ which develops from a somewhat half time groove into full on 2step second drop.
Written by: Peter Goebel, Chris Royle (Track 4), Mauro Campana (Track 4), Tom Smith (Track 2)
Mastering: Bob Macc @ Subvert Central
Artwork: Goebel Graphics & Banana Gun Creative
Published by: Diffrent Publishing
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'Master of many styles' would be a great description for Fracture. Plenty of nods to drum and bass classics with superb break work and tight drums and certainly of the present with the variety of styles incorporated into these 'Hype Tracks'. Eric Cross