De:Tune - Hard Lessons EP
I have been waiting for De-Tune's latest release with anticipation. Also appearing on this release is MC and vocalist Degs. Degs can be herd on track two (Hard Lessons). Degs spits his rhymes in a Neo-soul style. Also, his lyrics appear on Hospitals latest mixtape available now as well.BC#9.
Brighton based De:Tune is about to become part of the Program back catalogue, adding to an already impressive array of newcomer artists and proving the imprint still runs the game when it comes to signing underground drum & bass. With four brand new tracks about to be released as an EP, De:Tune is beginning to demonstrate why he first came under Program’s radar. Sister-label to the twenty five year strong Ram Records, it’s the perfect platform for De:Tune to launch his career and alongside a vocalist like Degs, who’s previously amassed thousands of streams via his previous collaborations, it’s a pivotal debut for the producer.
‘Estate’ begins the EP, with rolling breaks, percussive crunches and waves of synth taking you deep into the mix. Degs joins De:Tune on ‘Hard Lessons’, with his emotive lyricism and strung-out vocals adding to the track’s summer time appeal. ‘Outlaw’ is the next offering, slightly harder in its approach with a distorted, dipping bassline and peaking stabs. Then bringing the EP to a close is ‘War Path’, again exposing De:Tune’s harder levels of production with its ominous intro and brooding atmospherics. De:Tune is one of many reasons why music listeners support the label release to release – so once again, it’s time to get with the Program.