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Review: Azimute - We Are The Sound EP

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Azimute is very much an act on the rise, As well as running their own well received label, the duo have recently impressed with EP outings on John Digweed’s Bedrock, and also cooked up a storm for the brilliant Crosstown Rebels label. Now they arrive on the Serialism label with a fine four track EP that offers up four very different racks, each with their own individual style.

Things open up with We Are The Sound which comes with vocals from Rockey Washington. Said vocals are darkly spoken words that add a real air of menace to the beats. Those beats are bubbling, dark and synthetic and really get under the skin. Later completely flips the script and is a much more up tempo track with funky baselines and flappy drums working you in to a lather. Everything Under Control then skins back down into a deeper, more patient and slow burning groove and over the course of eight minutes really builds to a trippy spaced out and cosmic peak. Lastly, Way Back is a playful, born beat jam with coarse textures, pinging drums and dirty sense of funk deep in its bones. This is another impressive release from Azimute that suggest they will be around for along time to come.

We Are The Sound is out now!