Fracture – The Limit VIP limited 10″
This new series from Fracture & Neptune‘s Astrophonica label is going to go pretty fast I think. Three limited 300 copy 10″s from Om Unit, Machine Drum and Fracture based on footwork/juke rhythms, each with screen-printed sleeves.
I’m not the first person to sing the praises of juke and I find a lot of the shoehorning of old samples into new rhythms that’s going on with it a bit tedious. It’s not easy music to play out, audiences don’t respond particularly well to it as it’s not particularly dynamic in its arrangements but then the same could have been said for dubstep and look where we are now.
But, there are always exceptions and this is one of them, what starts out as straight dnb then drops and wrong foot(works) you into a juke rhythm that cuts it in the same way as Machine Drum, Africa Hi Tech or the Phillip D Kick boots of last year. ‘The Limit’ is going to be the first of 3 releases, each featuring the aforementioned producers, and this will be the transition track between the two generes in my box for a while I think.