Damageman - Revenge Part Two
Release Date: November 25th (Juno Exlusive)
Full Release: December 2nd, 2021
Label: Murky Digital
Catalog: MURKEP 033
A year on from the release of his bestselling EP Revenge, Suffolk drum and bass DJ/producer Damageman returns to south coast label Murky Digital with a raucous five-track follow-up entitled Revenge Part Two.
Racking up a significant output since his last outing on Murky Digital including releases on Twisted Individual’s renowned Grid Recordings, Canada’s Dutty Bass Audio and his very own label, Sub Heavy Audio, the East Anglian artist has been on top form, exploring all things dark and bassy while deploying cutting-edge sound design skills. Much in the same vein, Revenge Part Two features some of his boldest offerings yet.
Pulling no punches from the outset, the new project introduces itself with a dangerously dark VIP mix of its namesake, breaking down its signature quivering, elongated basslines into sharp, staccato arrangements to give the track a newfound ferocity. “Dark Matter”, which follows, is a certified heads-down stepper. Utilising a fusion of ambient atmospherics and nostalgic jungle FX, it promptly pivots into chugging drops anchored on relentless hi-hats and rumbling low-end.
Colchester MC and frequent Damageman collaborator J.O.K takes the reins on the vocal treat “Cattle Prod”, a cantankerous cut underscored by worming sub-bass and rattling percussion which builds on the momentum of past link-ups like last year’s Street Fighter-inspired “Zangief” and the Zombie Recordings belter “The Switch”. Meanwhile, “Dirt Nap” returns to all things instrumental, its unassumingly minimal opening notes suddenly giving way to gritty passages of surefire dancefloor destruction, and “Mellow Fellow”, the EP’s sublime closer, takes things in a different direction. Bringing tender keys, unintelligible vocal cuts and noodling guitar licks to the fore, Damageman adds a sprinkling of iconic breakbeats into play and lets it rip, spotlighting another of the many strings to his bow.
Revenge Part Two hits Juno Download and Spotify on Thursday 25 November, arriving via a full range of digital service providers the following week on 2 December 2021.
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