This is the third record from Noisia’s Invisible Recordings. An atmospheric intro, that lasts over a minute, opens this experimental track. A calming, natural vibe lies beneath a top layer of futuristic, frazzled sounds and a fast-paced beat.
Awaking, the intro rises slowly, gently widening its caress. Its crisp-clean snare takes centre stage, as gorgeously soft pads add an eerie tone, intensified by the enchantingly wry vox. The first drop brings us to a deeper plain, vast and spacious; we pass the myriad weird and wonderful elements which inhabit this new kindled, silvered world. The bass skulks beneath, the vox soars proudly, ascending and descending, majestically magnetising all unto it.
Around one minute and 34 seconds into 'The Touch', a broad, beaming grin should, if your face is all working properly, start to spread warmth into your soul. Scots wunderkind Grum has manipulated a Nina Simone album to some rather devastating effect here. It’s the kind of affirming house music that makes you fall in love with it all over again and want to hug strangers on a sweaty, pulsating dancefloor. In the sun. Add some very competitive mixes from Sebastian Leger, Solaris Heights and Andre Sobota, and you have an ample and unexpected contender for track of the summer.
Alex from The Others has been in the game for a few years now. His first release on DP was in 2007 with a couple of great little tunes, 'Africa' and 'Ganja Man'. Now solo and still loyal to the Dub Police crew, his sound is a lot more polished, and this EP shows it. 'Voyager' keeps things bang up-to-date with trap influences that segue into a metallic dubstepper. 'Amazonia VIP' is all darkside swagger.