Straight Up Audio is back for their third outing and for this one, bossman Jinx is bringing Kalum to the forefront! Their ethos of a no-nonsense, uncompromising sound means that you can expect the highest quality modern drum & bass and jungle with no messing about. For release number three, Kalum delivers the ‘My Town EP’ a fresh collection of modern rollers that aren’t afraid to get a bit dirty!
‘Run It’ kicks things off with a maelstrom of sound; warped synths, turbulent bass licks and smooth subs punctuated with head-nod inducing crisp breaks. An absolute riot of a tune and evidence that Kalum has got the energy and attitude to find himself right at home on Straight Up.
Jinx jumps on board for ‘Lively’ and this one sees two generations of junglists unite to deliver their first collab since ‘Lock Da City’ on Ruffneck Ting’s 2018 supersize album – Xtraordinary League of Junglists 2. It’s a deep fusion of lush atmospheric pads, twinkling FX and smooth bassline pressure, held together with subtly engineered drums. Tender but robust enough for the dance floor – a roller with soul.
‘My Town’ kicks things up a notch and is a demonstration of how they get things done in Kalum’s home of Stourbridge. A twisted dread style reese pours out in a torrent and is layered with an equally warped synth that’s been mutated into an absolute beast. Add in some more of Kalum’s meticulously crafted drums and the result is another hi-grade weapon in the Straight Up Audio arsenal!
‘Do You Ever’ finishes things off with a bang, more furious drumwork blends in with a tightly chopped vocal and surfs a tidal wave of sweeping low end pressure. Licks of gritty distortion roll along the top and seal the package up tight. It’s hard hitting and precisely crafted, a fitting climax to Kalum’s first outing on Straight Up Audio!
Straight Up Audio are just getting started, there’s much more to come from Jinx and the family so keep an ear to the ground for plenty more fresh servings of contemporary drum & bass and jungle!
This one hits all good online retailers on 15th February.