Release Date: 27th November 2020
We’re excited to announce the return of Manchester-based producer Earl Grey for his latest release on Inperspective Records. Boasting a repertoire including releases on esteemed labels such as Eastern Promise Audio, Plush Recordings, Subtle Audio Recordings, Western Lore and his own Hyperchamber Music. Following the success of his experimental Headwinds LP and his addition to the “Teddy Bear Trilogy”, Earl Grey now brings dynamic new EP ‘French Exit’ to Inperspective Records.
Opener ‘False Horns’ is a deep track with a sinister build, teasing in an eerie horn sound to create an atmospheric soundscape, with the hypnotic, jazzy fused breakbeat finishing what is an outstanding start to the incredible EP. ‘After They Turn The Rigs Off’ adds an electrifying complexity that takes us on a journey, leading with vocal samples and a piercing beat, before transporting us to a spiritual world through echoing chants and a lighter sound. ‘Mime Jar Lens’ is refreshingly toned-down in comparison to the previous exhilarating tracks. Nonetheless, it packs its own punch, with sharp breaks and an ambient jazzy style that is captivating and dreamy.
Title-track ‘French Exit’ is eerie in a way that will have you hanging on for every beat, as it breaks sonic boundaries and pulls you down into a deep underworld. Earl Grey demonstrates his hypnotic powers, drawing us out from the superbly dark world of the previous track and into the light, dreamy sound of ‘Lessons Learnt.’ ‘Hypothermic’ rounds of this release with a rolling, richly atmospheric track. This closer seamlessly combines both the lighter, ethereal sounds and moodier, dark tones of the other tracks.
‘French Exit’ presents a masterful collection of tracks that twist and turn, but remain united by their richly atmospheric sound. Earl Grey marks his third Inperspective Records release with an invigorating, unique EP, pushing the boundaries of drum and bass.
a1. Earl Grey - False Horns
a2. Earl Grey - After They Turn The Rigs Off
a3. Earl Grey - Mime Jar Lens
b1. Earl Grey - French Exit
b2. Earl Grey - Lessons Learnt
b3. Earl Grey - Hypothermic
Release Date: 9th October 2020
We're proud to unveil a brand-new album by Phuture T, entitled 'Persuasive Funk', out 24th July on Inperspective Records.
An eleven-track release, Persuasive Funk kicks off with the title track, a soulful, jazz-inflicted D&B collaboration with legendary D&B stalwart Jungle Drummer, melding electronic elements with organic instrumentation featuring Live Bass from rising UK star, Tom Mason, and capped off by invigorating vocals from Sofi Mari. This sets the tone for the rest of the LP, with ‘Voyager’, ‘Uisce Beatha Haze’ and ‘Roosje’ all following a similarly funk-laden formula. ‘El Ritmo Mundial’ and ‘Frenzy’ channel the spirit of free jazz into a melange of trumpets and high-energy drum patterns, before ‘Tumbleweed’, ‘3000’ and ‘Lord Apache’ provide a fittingly triumphant finale.
Phuture T, real name Tom van Zeytveld, has been an active member of the global D&B scene for over a decade, releasing music on labels such as Alphacut Records, Omni Music and Scientific Wax Digital. Persuasive Funk is his second release on Insperspective, following 2017 double-single ‘Fugitive Drummer’ / ‘Cold Sweat’.
Marking his first release of the new decade, Persuasive Funk is a superb collection of tracks that blur the lines between soul, jazz and D&B.
a1. Phuture T, Sofi Mari & Jungle Drummer feat. Tom Mason - Persuasive Funk
a2. Phuture T feat. Tom Mason - Voyager
a3. Phuture T feat. Tom Mason - Skit (Masonry)
b1. Phuture T feat. Ruth Corey, Tom Mason & Dan Goode - Uisce Beatha Haze
b2. Phuture T - El Ritmo Mundial
b3. Phuture T - Frenzy
c1. Phuture T feat. Sofi Mari - Boomtown Jazz
c2. Phuture T feat. Ruth Corey & Dan Goode - Roosje
c3. Phuture T feat. Tom Mason - Tumbleweed
d1. Phuture T - 3000
d2. Phuture T - Lord Apache