The world of bass music and 4×4 experimentation has been in a constant state of flux over the last few years. We say this because we truly believe that nobody really knows what the next trend will be, with the more wobbly side of things continuing to steam forward, not in any way hindering the growth and development of the more tech-infused creations on the other side of the spectrum.
This continuous growth and exploration of sound is one of the most exciting things to witness from a fans-perspective, as we geniunely have no idea what to expect next.
Today we are taking a trip down to the sunny city of Brighton as legendary imprint: 877 make their return with an incredibly well thought out drop from Dan Miles. Over the years, 877 have been an absolutely pivotal project to the progression and growth of bass music as a whole, with their catalogue including career changing releases for the likes of Majora, My Nu Leng, Drumwork, Kry Wolf and more.
The latest to join their ranks is none other than Dan Miles, a Columbus based producer, notorious for his constant movement of sound, never settling in one particular pocket for long.
The release itself is a pretty magical selection of originals, kicking off with the punching 4×4 drum rolls of ‘Chord’, which combines breathy, spaced out percussive stabs with a subtle yet sumptuous sub-line below. From here, we move into the stunning soundscaping and atmospheric design of the title track ‘Sly’, which combines those spacey pad textures with crunchy UKG rhythms for a spicy finish.
The techy flavours become more apparant moving forward as ‘Lip Service’ deploys an array of electronic melody and sweeping, acidic synthesizer work, before finishing off on the syncopated grooves and spacious layouts of ‘Salt Riddim’, rounding off a terrific return for 877 and a top quality body of work from Dan Miles.
We have attached the JunoDownload link to the full EP below:
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