S-X Vs Ramadanman - Wooooglut
David Kennedy better known by the moniker Ramadanman, has been causing an impact in electronic music circles across the nation with his uncompromising hybrid of Dubstep and Garage. Woooo Glut made its way onto the Fabriclive 56 mix serving to establish the producer as a bona fide main player who can also boast a label residency at Fabric with Hessle Audio.
A definite and certain rhythm remains constant, screaming elements of future Garage and incorporating fractured female vocals. It’s not hard to visualise this breaking out in clubs, radio stations or even in your home, one of those tracks that is suitable for listening no matter the environment. The dripping beats enrich the track and flood the listener with urban sounds demonstrating an underground creativity which flows effortlessly throughout.
Woooo Glut is the perfect example of the blurring of boundaries between Dubstep and Garage, garnering the term Dubgarage to identify and formalise the genre. It’s upbeat and deliciously funky and is perfect for those summer months in the city. Whilst remaining mellow, Woooo Glut certainly still encourages you to get up and move.
On the flipside, you’ll find Bricks by S-X. A heavily laden percussion track with busy, almost ceremonial style synths and beats, it provides a stark contrast to the A side. Deep and southern sounding, Bricks is reminiscent of American Hip Hop but is inclusive of an underlying rolling bass. Relentlessly unforgiving, in the most positive way imaginable, the repetitive antithesis to the reverse flows like a dried up river in Africa.
It’s not the greatest of tracks, basic on the production side and at times, seems as if the producer is confused as to what genre he would like it to belong to. Definitely surprising to see this on the flipside of such a clever and intelligent track but nonetheless, easy to listen to.
Limited copies available on Butterz.