Salaryman – Modelling Beats EP
Slime welcomes the renowned French producer Salaryman to the label. An industry veteran with an impeccable back catalogue on some of the biggest labels around including Ram and Infrared, he makes his debut on the imprint with a versatile and compelling selection of tracks that span garage through to drum & bass.
‘Lose Your Memories VIP’ warps the original track from a D&B template into a seductive garage roller. Drifting in on modulated keys and atmospheric percussion, the rhythm slowly unfurls into a laconic two-step narrative. Replete with subtle bass pulses and breathless female vocals, it conjures up the best elements of the golden era of liquid D&B, twisted into a UKG format.
‘Modelling Clouds’ sees a collaboration with fellow countryman Static State for this sublime D&B odyssey. Melancholy piano keys introduce proceedings before melodic chords and ethereal vocals are blended across a beautiful D&B groove that quickly warms your heart and sets your mind adrift.
‘The Days’ celebrates the joy of old skool garage with an addictive string-picking melody wrapped around bumpy UKG beats and twisting basslines. Subtle rave chords and female vocals add some sonic spice to the mix for a classic dancefloor filler that will have ravers everywhere winding their waists.
For the last track French producer Hubwar takes hold of ‘Modelling Clouds’, mutating it into a contemplative dubstep groove. Cavernous bassweight and alien sounds combine for an enervating take on the original.
Available from 13/10/2014 at the Slime Store and 20/10/2014 from all good digital stockists.