Whiney - Sunday Grunge EP // Med School Records // Bop Untitled Patterns EP
After firmly establishing his name in drum & bass with a game changing debut album, three-time Drum & Bass Arena Award nominee Whiney presents his 4-track ‘Sunday Grunge’ EP on Med School. Title track ‘Sunday Grunge’ leads the way. Prepare for a high-octane dancefloor number primed to decimate speakers across the globe. Packed with skittering percussion and murky mid-range growls - Whiney is hitting back hard. Following the cataclysmic success of ‘Flashlight’ (ft Inja), Whiney is coming correct with another vocal driven banger, ‘Set List’. With a big beat breakdown led by huge horn blasts, this track will ignite any dance. ‘Overflow’ takes things deeper. Moody bass riffs laced with serene vocal injections fuse for another signature Whiney masterpiece. Seeing the EP home is ‘Unmasked’ where an atmospheric intro switches up into mid-frequency grit.
Fresh from his classified adventures through time and space, the production wizard, head-banger, dog lover and all round cosmonaut known as Bop has returned.
His newly inspired ‘Untitled Patterns’ EP series brings a harmonic fusion of ambient, techno, and jungle stylings together with cyber-mechanical precision and flair. Evolving his trademark Microfunk movement with a newfound innovation, Bop continues bend and the drum & bass paradigm.
Each telling a different chapter in Bop's cosmic voyage - 'Untitled Pattern 52' sees deep and emotive soundscapes bolstered to the rhythm of a dub and techno beat. The additional tale of 'Untitled Pattern 51' is a jungle and footwork hybrid; one with skittering amen drums, marching to a regimented clap in a glorious fusion of classic and contemporary.
'Untitled Pattern 54' welcomes a bouncy techno turn to his journey, this 4x4 rendition cements Bop as one of the most exciting producers on the circuit. Finished up with the tripped out ambient piece 'Untitled Pattern 55'.
Landing safely back on Earth, the first of three ‘Untitled Patterns’ EPs is now primed and ready for our earthly ears. Lightyears ahead of its time, the forward facing and explorative nature of Bop’s production is a testament to the united philosophy shared by the artist and Med School Music.