||2.||"Don't Walk Away From My Love"|
||2.||"Synthetes" (Architeq remix)|
Ace London types Don't Be Afraid keep delivering the goods, following the crucial West Acyd Shelter update with a long overdue release from London beat scene stalwart Mr Beatnick. What really impresses upon first listen is the sheer variety in sound across the three original Beatnick productions, with the title track "Synthetes" expertly combining tight orchestral manoeuvres with dark, fuzzy low end bass. Skittering beats undulate above and a dusty groove is introduced with aplomb - just as your hips are locked a spellbinding synth flourish floats into sight. Alongside this "Don't Walk Away From My Love" is an equally rich sounding Motor City jam that constantly weaves through movements, with the final acid heavy flourish a most welcome left turn. Mr Beatnick shows off his sub bass swagger on the head nod brilliance of "Casio Romance" and there's a brilliant Architeq remix of the title track to round off a splendid twelve inch.
Nik Weston Mukatsuku Records, Daniel Drumz, System Status, Owain Kimber (Owain K), Spacewalker, Photonz, RUSTAM OSPANOFF, Kay Suzuki (Round In Motion), Robert Luis (Tru Thoughts), Session Victim, BOGLEWALTZ, ANTONZAP
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