At threethousand.co.uk, 2020’s main aim is to see the site branch out and enjoy as many areas of underground dance music as possible, with a new-found focus on UKG, grime, dubstep and UK funky. in general, the realms of 140BPM music have been taking part in a huge period of growth, with the dubstep side of things attracting worldwide attention, alongside grime’s steady, yet constant evolution, reaching new fans every single day.
Today we are going to take a look at Priceless, a producer with quite the catalogue of achievements, having laid down successful releases both instrumental and vocal across everything from dubstep to garage to grime, with collaborations with huge MC figures such as Lyrical Strally & Wiley. Versatility in sound is a trait that we can see Priceless has carried since his early appearances on production credits as just 16 years old. He here makes his return to his own label ‘BUILD TUNES’ for a very icy piece of grime production, taking the title of ‘Hold It Down’.
The track itself lays perfectly in the balance between moogy bass textures and spacey glacial pads, with a gnarly synth tones contracting and shifting among the lower ends of the arrangement, topped with tidy drum expressions and an incredibly vibrant array of colourful atmospheric textures, conjuring images of the northern lights through their delicate, glistening textures. As an overall composition, we feel this one most definitely shows both maturity and creativity, being able to combine both the contrasting lead elements with such a smooth landing.
It’s an absolute pleasure to be supporting Priceless with our official premiere of ‘Hold It Down’, as we feel that as an artist, he does everything the right way, from the lack of pigeon holing to the damn tidy emails we receive from him when new music is around the corner.
You can check out the premiere below:
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