Allied & Lockjaw - Nth Degree / Flow State
Release Date: 11th August 2017
With open arms we welcome Allied to the roster for our 6th Concussion Release.
Allied is the alter ego of Brighton based Ali Seewoonarain who over the last decade has had a consistent output of great material on a myriad of labels. Such as; Sinuous Records, Rise Audio and the BNKR series by Methlab, among many others.
A) Allied - Nth Degree
Allied kicks off the release with the A-side “Nth Degree”. As we roll into the spacious intro of the track, one seamlessly floats around space with a funky drummer playing the soundtrack to the journey at hand. The drums fade away and make room for stabs that rhythmically lead into the main section. Ready, set, Warp speed engaged.
Retaining the intro funk it brings you into a stomper of grand proportions that just keeps on rolling.
The fast paced sounds break down into a moment of bliss, but the journey is far from over. The drop kicks in with arpeggiating soundscapes echoing off into another dimension sculpting a world before your very eyes.
B) Allied & Lockjaw – Flow State
Next up Allied teams up with Australian based Lockjaw. With this track we’re roaming around the jungles of space. The sounds of birds, nature and more are laced within the deep grooves of bell hits that fill the forest sounding landscape of the introduction.
Crunchy-distorted bass hits shift the vibe to a strong, deep stepping track which will surely be a treat for any soundsystem lover.
Trading out the distorted bass grooves for shuffle hits give the track a well thought out diversity within the switch as it blends the deeper bass grooves with more melodic elements.
The breakdown is nothing short of sweet as it gives you a clear moment to collect your thoughts. It encompasses the vibe of the intro with a grand buildup that perfectly prepares you for the second, soul twisting drop.
a1. Allied - Nth Degree
b1. Allied & Lockjaw - Flow State