In their never ending quest to uncover and stand behind the freshest cuts from across the Hardcore Continuum, Marcus Visionary & Lush’s Toronto based Inner City Dance imprint continues to build its ever growing profile as a label to watch. “In Our City” Volume 1 curates four crucial cuts of contemporary Drum & Bass sourced from a cast of artists who are all products of the cities storied love affair and history with the genre, and represent the constantly evolving talent pool of producers in Canada’s largest city.
Joining the fray with another label debut is an introduction to another young producer emerging from the Toronto Drum & Bass fraternity, Hungry T. A vastly talented and diverse artist, Hungry T ‘s sound runs the gauntlet of in your face Jungle for Ray Kieth’s Dread imprint to more introspective, moody “liquid”, all with a natural flair for melody and emotion that hints at a much deeper musical soul. “Street Lights” goes straight in with warm synth washes and early morning ambiance while a finely tuned amen filters in building to a floor shattering, room filling bass line. Distant female crooning echoes and reverberates over head drawing you deeper into the void while the “Good Looking” informed atmospherics soothe your body from the relentless rumble of the brooding low end frequencies. The piece breaks down into more speaker testing 40 hz rattle before rolling back out into space for the head down, eyes shut crew.
In Our City Volume 1 drops on Inner City Dance June 29th 2015.