Title: Mumbo Jumbo / This Was
Released: 6th February 2017
Cat No: Beddigi93
Genre: Progressive / Techno
UK DJ/Producer Quivver gets things moving on the next Bedrock release, with two tracks titled, ‘Mumbo Jumbo’ and ‘This Was’. Both have found a place in the sun appearing on the recent ‘Bedrock 18’ album as “Reprised” chill versions, and we see the two of them dressed up to do damage as original club cuts. About the man himself, he remains a true to the floor evangelist more often than not as is evident with this dual offering.
“The title ‘Mumbo Jumbo’ came about as I was trying to come up with vocal ideas for the track and did what I usually do – sing nonsense lyrics and try to find a good melody, at which point I usually go back and write proper lyrics, but since I liked the sound of the vocal I left the random nonsense as it was – then fed some of it through Alchemy to make it sound even weirder” – Quivver
It’s not the only thing which makes this track so good! The subtle melody that drives it forward positively sing, pushing and pulling the tempo to keep the pace steady yet has a runaway vibe. Hi-hats beckon you excitedly, the bass line quivers like jellyfish, static cuts through the air like a knife. It’s the reveling inside those spaces of this record that finds you celebrating good ole “dancing like no one is watching” effect. A track such as this will never be a straight line. It fits in perfectly with the artist’s work as one of the finest DJs of the scene, because good music is good music, no matter the sound. It’s just that simple. The gentle atmospheres surround you and this one’s going to touch that list of floor killers, no problem.
On the flip, ‘This Was’ flattens you as it elects to scatter the echoing vocals beautifully over a rolling techno drum pattern. A modulation pulse toys with a useful lead line amid rustling staccato, industrious percussion, and the bass line is one of the most interesting and fattened up largely due to its rich silken fuselage. Plus the gossamer melody that floats through is an illusion, designed to make you fall even more deeply into the groove.
In short, this is cosmic stuff from Quivver!!!