Thug EP (Albion Collective vinyl)
glume - thug ep (incl sepia remix)
label: albion collective
cat no: albion004
format: 12" vinyl
genre: dubstep // bass
a1. glume - thug
b1. glume & flo - skateland
b2. glume & flo - skateland (sepia remix)
rriving at the scene of the crime, the notorious vinyl imprint albion collective untethers their next musical drive-by in style. keeping steady with their tradition of meticulously well-crafted releases, after a fulminant outing of stepper’s finest digid & dubbing sun, egoless on version duty - the label welcomes uk’s heavy hitter glume and slovenia-based bass conjurer flo to their roster.
the bristolian talent has been causing waves within the scene with productions, that inevitably find their way on to wax and sound systems all around the globe - taking the reign for the a- side with the murky, sonic weaponry - aptly titled ‘thug’. for the flip side his fierce production style is joined by flo, who’s innovative approach to dubstep has yielded support from the likes of noisia, mala and joe nice among others. already having reached dangerous levels of aggregated bass weight, one more exceedingly capable individual enters the ring. on top of his game, accomplished and highly regarded producer sepia treats the collaborative track from glume and flo ‘skateland’ with a ridiculously heavy remix.
inducing a state of hypnosis, ‘thug’ appropriates your attention as oriental string arpeggios whirl up ponderous drums, setting the pace for a journey through low-frequency trenches, accompanied by vocal ramblings and gangster wisdom, as well as a true-to-the-roots approach of its sonic nature and dance-floor-affine arrangement. ‘skateland’ emerges out of dreadful depths, unleashing a sound system stomper of massive proportions, akin to opening pandora’s box, built up from the ground to kill every sound bwoy on the other side of the control tower. sepia’s remix takes an equally sinister form - gradually increasing in intensity, unadulterated low end taking the cake alongside his characteristic, minimal instrumentation in full effect.