Swooping in to provide an extra bit of phat to help you survive the incoming cold winter months is: Sit On My Bass Volume 3! All four tracks have something unique to offer us while also boasting some of the same traits and characteristics we have come to expect from the Sit On My Bass series. Words like mammoth, massive, understated & mind-melting come to mind!
First up, we have a likkle something different from the mighty Majistrate entitled ‘Watch Yourself’. He treads a fine line with the cinematic intro, keeping it as intriguing and complex as possible without losing the effectiveness of the crisp atmospheric pads that dominate the soundscape. Next, in comes the monumental drop introducing a hybrid synth that is as much a reese as it is that signature Majistrate sound that cannot be duplicated. Add in the hard and heavy half-step beat to this Drum & Bass cocktail, and we’ve got ourselves nothing short of a rave alarm. What a tune!
Next, Jaydan returns with his VIP treatment of the Sit On My Bass Volume 1 classic, ‘Who Are You’. What would a volume of the Sit On My Bass series be without an entry from this Drum & Bass mastermind? Equally as minimal and heavy as the original, the VIP also ups the intensity and has a faster pace. Like any solid VIP, Jaydan has kept the bits and pieces that made the original so memorable while adding in new percussion, structure & bass stabs. The tune will now sit in a slightly different location in your sets, letting it stand alone as a solid entry to the EP rather than just a re-imagining of the same bass & drumz.
3rd in line, Supreme Being wastes no time kicking the door in with a tune so phat, we don’t even want to insult its impact by trying to describe it much further with words. The man has made his presence known not only on the EP, but as a newcomer to the label, blessing us with arguably the phatest roller we’ve heard in months…maybe this year!
Lastly, Ruffstuff, Probe & Friller close out the EP with an effort that is as much 2014 stylee as it is a history lesson of all things Jump Up Drum & Bass. One moment we feel like we are being transported back to the best 2007 had to offer and the next, we’re in the midst of an old school jump up rinse out. To say this tune showcases a massive variety of sounds in the FX, Bass & Drumz departments would be an absolute understatement. That being said, ‘Sleezy’ holds its own solid identity throughout and for all intents and purposes is a versatile, bouncy little roller that is sure to fit almost anywhere in the mix, and please the crowd with its warm, welcoming energy.