2021-02-02T13:38:02-05:00 2021-02-02T12:20:31-05:00

Spectr and Bakongo go back to their roots in 'Close Call' EP

Scuba and Roska have joined forces as Spectr and Bakongo to release a collaboration which has been over a decade in the making. Connecting in the late 2000s, Paul Rose first recruited Wayne Goodlitt to remix Untold’s “Just For You” in 2009 — the rest is history. Before this collaboration, there were only two Spectr releases in existence; one which kicked off the iconic Hotflush label, and another on Roska’s imprint in 2011. Gravitating back to the heavily UK-influenced sounds that we all know and love, this release is certainly one to get excited about.

A short but sweet release at two tracks long, things are kicked off with “Close Call”. A moody, heavily percussive drum workout laced with ground-shaking bass and curious melodies, it’s a slow jam with an abundance of funk. Intricate lines and tribal elements keep things fresh throughout whilst the bassline chugs along. “Off Guard” steps things up a notch — the result being a sharp, crunchy face-melter. It’s intensely percussive, wickedly exuberant, and undeniably catchy. A reverberant bassline and the chiming of cow bells are a match made in heaven, inflating the track with energy from start to finish. A crossover that was most definitely worth the wait, we can only home there’s more in store where this came from.

Close Call can be streamed and purchased via Bandcamp.

Connect with Spectr: Spotify | Twitter | Instagram

Connect with Bakongo: Spotify | Twitter | Instagram

Categories:
Bass · Dance · Techno · Tribal

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