Title: Earth Tones EP
Label: The North Quarter
Released: Out Now!
Genre: Drum & Bass
Lenzman returns with his second release on his The North Quarter imprint. With releases on Metalheadz, Computer Integrated Audio, Spearhead Records, and Fokuz Recordings you just know you are in for some fine Drum and Bass productions with this man at the controls.
First up on this EP we have the track, ‘Chapter 2’ which features DJ Rockid, and is a rather fine piece of blissed out Hip Hop with some nice scratch samples used. Nice intro! Next up is a production with Submorphics entitled, ‘Bayview’ and is a rather fine slice of Jazz-infused Liquid Drum & Bass. The track features some beautifully effected vocal snippets and some rather fine sounding Jazz inspired chords.
The third track on the release is ‘Walk On By’ and sees Lenzman once again prove his rather skilled ability at vocal production. A beautifully crafted male vocal weaves over the top of a fine Drum and Bass track. Great drum rolls and some superb effects keep everything sounding on point! Very nice track! This leads perfectly into the next track, ‘Tender Love’ which features the vocals of Steo. A little deeper than the last couple of tracks and I just adore the double bass chords that pulsate in the background. A very fine example of some deep, Jazz inspired beats! Devine!!!
Next up is the rather fine vocal lead track, ‘In My Mind’ which features IAMDDB. The track has an almost cross over appeal, and do not take that as a bad thing. It is a true appreciation of this man’s ability to create fine sounding vocal lead Drum and Bass music. Very happy and uplifting number that I would welcome on any dancefloor. Stunning work!!! Mood change on the next track sees us move into a more Metalheadz sounding bass lead deep number. ‘Park Hill’ is a production alongside Jubel and has deep ass bass and a great metallic sound to it! I would love to hear this on Fabric’s sound system! WOW!
The final two tracks on this stunning EP are ‘Waves’ and then a reprised version of ‘In My Mind’. ‘Waves’ is another bass lead deep number that weaves over you like a hot wind on a summer’s day! A truly inspiring piece of Liquid Drum and Bass music that would be a fine addition to any DJs collection. The final track is the reprised version of ‘In My Mind’ and it almost sounds like some Rae & Christian style Hip Hop/breaks track. Lovely work! Would work in any chilled vibe or an interesting way to end a set!
This is a truly incredible Drum and Bass EP that ticks all the boxes as far as I am concerned. This man is by far one of the best Drum and Bass producers around at present, and he is one you need to listen to if you have not experienced his music. 10 out of 10 from me! Stunning work Lenzman!!!