Thursday, 7 July 2011

Addison Groove - Bad Things

Addison Groove is on fire. 2011 has marked an important year for Addison's production, prolific both in terms of quality and numbers. ‘Work It/Sexual’ set the tone, with Swamp81’s ninth release marking his strongest work to date. Shortly followed up by first-rate releases on Tectonic and 3024 (not to mention the white label remix of Photek’s ‘UFO’), the supply of Addison material has met its demand. The most recent signs indicate the Bristol-based producer has no intention of letting up on the works under his inventive moniker at present. Last month, Jackmaster included a new Addison dub in his mix for an audio/visual collaboration alongside Plomp&Clout, a track which demonstrates progression and experimentation with the ‘Addison sound’. Next up, a track entitled ‘Bad Things’ has begun to surface.

‘Bad Things’ is straight up killer, primed for the dancefloor. Rolling 808s weave with undeniable effect, deep bass kicks reverberating whilst rim shots sit somewhat closer to the surface. The rhythms progress and evolve throughout, proceeding to incorporate sharp hats and the legendary 808 cowbell. Strands of electro glistened synth stabs open every 8 bars, while invariable sub bass and quick fire Spank Rock vocal samples lend further weight to the precise beat. The sampling on this one cannot be underestimated, it’s a perfect fit.

Whether or not it will see a release remains to be seen. The only thing that is for certain is the fact that Addison’s stride will not be stopped.

ADDISON GROOVE - BAD THINGS by addisongroove

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