The Savannah EP represents the culmination of a mini series of Synthetes releases from London DJ and producer Mr Beatnick. What began in earnest with the 2011 Synthetes EP has grown into a trilogy of 12" releases through Don't Be Afraid that signalled a subtle swerve in production style from "jobbing beatmaker" towards a more defined 4/4 approach. Last year's Sun Goddess EP was a sublime collection of Beatnick material that seemed to refuse to leave record boxes, and the four tracks here demonstrate a further development and enrichment of his sound. The title track and "Symbiosis" contain the kind of loose rhythmic house rich in melody that Beatnick's shown on previous DBA forays but our favourite is undoubtedly the startling basement house/hardcore hybrid "Parallax Scroll".
Jonna (City Fly / Shadeleaf Music), Andrew Pirie (Melting Pot), Ian Blevins, Jimpster, Domenic Cappello, Owain Kimber (Owain K), West Norwood Cassette Library, Colm K, Steve Mizek, DJ DRM (Bastard Jazz / BSTRD Boots), Semtek, Lay-far, Keith Anderson, OK Jones / Love Glove, Spatial, INKSWEL (HOT SHOT SOUNDS / BBE), Mr Beatnick, Joe Montana, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Ben La Desh, Hesseltime
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