LSB. Three simple letters that over the last few years have become synonymous with the best in soulful, rolling Drum & Bass. With a modestly sized but hugely enjoyable back catalogue behind him the man from Chelmsford, just 20 minutes from where I grew up as it happens, has steadily become one of the most celebrated producers in the scene.
“I’ve been making DnB for over a decade…I just wanted to write an album for the people who have supported me, stay true to them and true to myself and the scene.” Source: in-reach
The hype was real when the album was announced but when the lead single, Missing You / Tumult, was released I was ever so slightly worried that he’d found a winning formula and stuck with it. I’m not saying the single wasn’t good, that would be ridiculous, but seeing the same names on a similar track leading into an album can, in some cases, pave the way for a predictable album.
Man was I proved wrong.
The album is a journey of luscious, emotive and heartwarming music that tells a story with one of the most enjoyable, but most likely overlooked, aspects being that the tracks range from 4 to 8 minutes long – you just don’t see that any more.
“Early on I’d decided it was going to be all DnB and all what i’d associate with traditional DnB, i.e. 6 minute plus tracks, varied arrangements and progressions that try and reward patient listeners” Source: in-reach
Content is everything I had wanted and expected multiplied by 10 and the undoubted best track from the LP is a total curve ball featuring Sense MC.
This is powerful. Watch.
In summary this is a fantastic album and, without doubt, one of the best LPs of 2016. If you like it buy it.