Deep Jungle label boss Harmony and fellow drum and bass veteran Modified Motion form Subjects. The previously anonymous duo step out of the shadows following five years worth of records on the label to unveil their debut ‘Evolution’ LP, a breaks-laden opus which is a must-have in the record bags of the experienced junglist.
Gentle jazz-like melodies coexist with riotous amens in opener ‘One More Time’, setting the tone for this 12 track strong ode to the momentous rave movement of the 90s. Frantic percussion and subs that pack a punch are rampant on the release, shuffling and pummeling alike as ragga samples and pitched-up vocals alternate throughout. ‘Find Him’ bursts out with flanged breaks while ‘Time Tunnel’ utilises arcane synths, subterranean track ‘Listen Now’ burrows into the darkness with the untiring strikes of its drums while ‘Sunray’ emerges with bright beats and passionate vocals. Smooth piano track ‘Lost Soul’ then tugs at the heartstrings before finisher ‘Stand Up’ kicks things back up a notch with more furious rhythm and a trip-inducing breakdown. The ‘Evolution’ LP showcases jungle throughout the decades, with modern twists and turns and a timeless high-calibre feel.
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Lee Bogush aka Harmony started releasing music in 1991 for labels like Lucky Spin, Section5 and Moving Shadow. After a hiatus in the 2000s, the artist re-launched his Deep Jungle label by putting out DATs containing unreleased material from legends like Dillinja, DJ Nut Nut and Adam F, as well as fresh music from modern jungle artists like Dwarde, Tim Reaper, Kid Lib and himself. Modified Motion, the alias of Anthony John, is known for his innovative approach to drum and bass which has seen him build a chart-topping catalogue on the Dynamic Audio label, which he runs together with fellow artist Faction.
Subjects ‘Evolution LP’ releases 30th June 2023 via Deep Jungle.
01 One More Time
02 For You
03 Find Him
04 Time Tunnel
07 Listen Now
08 Off Key
11 Lost Soul
12 Stand Up
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