Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Warrior One - "The Yang" EP (Black Butter #12)

Warrior One - "The Yang" EP (Black Butter #12) by Black Butter Records

Here's a little piece I did for Kmag on this forthcoming release from Warrior One.

Having worked with vocalists like Lady Chann, Serocee, J2K, Rubi Dan and delivering no less than 16 remixes in 2010 alone, Warrior One - AKA Carl Faure - returns with the release of The Yang EP onBlack Butter Records.

Warrior One begins the EP by building upon his collaborative successes, producing a track featuring grime MC Dirty Goodz, who is often cited as one of the best in the game. The tightness of Dirty Goodz flow gives opening track The Jump Off an added energy and attitude atop a bass fuelled, ragga influenced break. The EP also features a collaboration with dancehall legend Royston Williams and this musical influence can not only be felt in this bass heavy ode to the genre but throughout the rest of the release as well.

Throughout the record Warrior One explores the use of differing breaks from classic hip-hop kick-snares through to tight, jungle-esq break beats. On the instrumentals Warrior One plays with samples and experiments with wobbly but progressive bass lines, unafraid to incorporate those rolling sub-bass notes as well.  The result is a well-balanced yet rich sounding EP with a groove that is near on impossible not to get down to. The EP is released on Black Butter Records on November 1.

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