King Roc, Two Armadillos the UK's Martin Dawson has stapled many monikers to his name. But don't let the cross dressing fool you, his productions sprawl in the sewers of deep dance genres and blue light after-hours. With graced appearances on Crosstown Rebels, 2020vision, and OFF Recordings his laurels hang like ornaments. Working alongside fellow beatniks Catz 'n Dogz, Andre Crom, and a series of collaborations with the groove-laden Glimpse. "Wildlife" is their latest joint effort, and its coup of pop vocals on top of stable Roland percussion carries a heavy nostalgia of a time when tasteful electronic music occupied the billboard spotlight.
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Hold the voices on this one, the acid dub goes straight for the meat and bones while adding a pinch of 303 seasoning. Lathered in that signature envelope to filter the acid line creeps the rim of your ear only to stumble back into the depths of dominant basslines and sinking hi hats. Not to brush off the original, more reserved in its natured it employs bubbling arpeggiators amidst a cloud of faux strings giving the tune a classic polish that can stand up to the trax of the 20th century.
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Grab it off the Beatport shelves today or December 19th everywhere else. In the meantime enjoy this Martin Dawson gem with a spirit on the rocks.