Digital / Digital, Audio Habitat & Mad Vibes
Red Alert / A Message / Maintain
£0.90 – £3.60
As an artist we have held in high regard at Dispatch since the label’s inception, it comes with great pleasure to introduce our first release with the legendary Digital.
Shaping his unique sound for over 15 years (still heavily cited by a core of forward thinking producers today), Digital is continuously developing his original strain of dub influenced d&b and this release demonstrates a manipulation of his roots into a modern twist. Ingrained with an authentic old skool feel that has remained entrenched in the Digital sound we love today, each track on this release has been constructed and layered carefully, to ensure all the initial emotions and vibe are firmly translated and expressed in the final product.
Despite their distinct differences, this soul and attention to detail remains consistent throughout. Starting with the distinctive strings in ‘Red Alert’, the track maintains a very haunting, yet emotive feel, all balanced atop a skipping drum pattern of dub-echoed snares and a subtle bassline.
Following on from the lead track, ’A Message’ continues the dark and brooding themes, as the master of half time delivers a thick spread of heavyweight pressure. Marching into the shadowy depths with intrepid force, the villain prevails in this scene, as the low ends take full control beyond the drop.
Concluding on a retrospective tip is ‘Maintain’, written alongside Audio Habitat and Mad Vibes. Directed by majestic piano chords, it’s a fantastic blend of percussive and musical elements, equipped with smartly chopped amen cuts and abridged bass throbs teasing throughout, all coinciding to create a true uplifting rave style stepper.