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Archaic Line

Format: 12"
Cat: DPL 002
Released: 30 Jan 12
Genre: UK Garage

Tracklist
Side 1
1. "Archaic Line"
2. "Deserted"
Side 2
1. "Archaic Line" (Graphics remix)
Review

On this release from the fast rising UK imprint Deadplate it's the fresh garage-infused house sound of Artifact that gets an airing, already championed by the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs and Dark Sky. "Archaic Line" showcases his knack for clattering Blawan-inspired percussion, offset by an atmospheric haze of foggy chords. "Deserted" meanwhile is characterised by its deep, resonating bassline, and stretched out synths which sound like a bleaker, more greyed-out take on eski grime. Topping it off is a remix of the title track from hotly-tipped young producer Graphics, who turns the hesitant, stuttering original into a straightened out house monster, complete with deep melody and bass that turns the track into a tune going to present-day London via 80s Chicago.

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