Distance - Sacrifices EP
Release Date: 29th January 2021
Established in 2015 with a vision to push the envelope on bass-driven music at 140bpm, Belgian label DUPLOC have been doing just that ever since. Now, after a refreshing rebrand and enticing new label plans in store, they welcome Distance into the fold with his darkly raw and starkly haunting Sacrifices EP.
Distance is nothing short of a dubstep legend, having run the foundational and highly respected Chestplate imprint since 2007 as well as boasting an extensive back catalogue on the scene’s premier labels and regularly shutting down legendary nights such as DMZ and FWD>> with his deadly DJ sets.
His sound is certainly pioneering, fusing elements of Drum & Bass & Heavy Metal (sometimes sampling his own guitar playing) to create a raw, heavy and often beautifully melodic sonic.
This EP is without question an extension of that, with opening track Sacrifices carrying a bouncing, steppers rhythm interlaced with an infectious and rousing riff. Next up, Overcome shakes the soul with it’s devastating low-end and haunting, ghoul like sonics. 808 Snake wraps things up, it’s rough, tough and almost mechanical, crashing through your speakers in full force.
It’s a superbly executed body of work which once again illuminates the producer’s magical ability to mix Rock sensibilities with soundsystem culture and serves as yet another supremely accomplished weapon in his deep and cavernous arsenal.
a1. Distance - Sacrifices
b1. Distance - Overcome
b2. Distance - 808 Snake