Solar Winds EP [stickered sleeve / hand-stamped label]Suburban Architecture
Drum & Bass
Pre-order - 27/08/2021
£9.16 (£10.99 incl. VAT)
A. Solar Winds B. Unwound C. Renegade Horns D. Footprints
The Solar Winds EP completes a trilogy of EP releases from London based DJ/Producer duo Suburban Architecture. Drawing heavily on influences from one of Drum & Bass's most innovative eras, the mid to late 90s, the duo's productions place a contemporary spin on sounds rooted in this golden era of dance music.
In a similar vein to the previous two EP releases (2019's "Visions" and 2020's "Alternative Futures"), this new 4 track EP delivers another collection of sounds that meet at the intersection of 90s and modern production. Title track "Solar Winds" laces rolling drums over melancholy piano riffs, ultimately giving way lively jazz drums, spacious atmospherics and unexpected bass twists. "Unwound" marries dreamy, swimming layers of pads and flutes with Jungle drum programming and a bubbling b-line to deliver a track that sits somewhere between '94 Jungle and Jazzy roller.
"Renegade Horns" meanwhile is all about contrast - subtle pads, piano and of course atmospheric horns clash with massive Dillinja-inspired drums and weighty bass. "Footprints" closes out the EP - an epic roller packed with textured Rhodes, female vocals, light synth lines and a distant guitar.