BoxPlot – Alice EP [Liquicity]

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Liquicity’s newest release comes by way of Boston native, BoxPlot. Having been a prominent member of the Liquicity family for a bit now, his releases on Soul Deep, Subsphere, Fat Tape, Liquid Tones, and others, carry that big arena vibe that started with Hospital Records and London Elektricity back in the day.

Also having collaborated with other top-notch drum & bass artists, Flite, Ownglow, and Voicians, BoxPlot’s sound is becoming more infectious with every release.

One of my favorite tracks of the EP, Voicemail Poems tugs at the heartstrings. Bringing back old memories of London Elektricity and tunes like Rewind as well as Chris.Su’s Solaris VIP – the opening is absolute bliss-bath that will send any dancefloor into a frenzy of smiles and hard stepping. Beautifully created with organic bass, and reverberant hits, BoxPlot – I am calling out to you – Get a band together and do this LIVE.

Polaroids of You features Hospital Records liquicitizen, Ownglow. Staccato-piano hits lead into the bassline drop, and carries on what Voicemail Poems started. There’s no getting away from this one. Meant for lovers, brothers, sisters, friends, and all other connections on the planet, the second of four on this EP can even be shared with your pet. The trap-ish breakdown is a welcome change as the build initiates once again.

Voicians pick up in collaboration where Ownglow left off – auto-tuned vocals smash the drums into the speaker. Immediately reminded of High Contrast’s Days Go By, We Lose it All is sure to become a big room sing-along, and after two high-energy smashers in the latter part of the EP, WLiA allows for a time to slow down – not for long though. Enjoy the build.

Cult of a Broken Man sees BoxPlot again on his own – a wonderful way to finish out the EP. Seeming to be a review of comparisons, CoaBM has vibes of Camo & Krooked’s remix of Future PropheciesSeptember written all over it – reverberant pianos, chilled out vibes… Don’t let that fool you though. Half-way through the track, a monster reece comes slamming through ala Bad Company and smashes the place to bits before the melody comes trailing in again.

11/10 from me. Big up BoxPlot. And that comes from someone who runs at 180+ mph away from big floor liquid.

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A junglist before he even knew what 'jungle' was, Bhagavate Zero was instantly hooked onto the sound of rave around the age of 10 while dancing around to artists like 2 Unlimited, 2 Bad Mice, Sonz of a Loop Da Loop Era, Cosmo & Dibs, and so many more. As radio play changed, so did his tastes. As 1999 came around though, BZ was slayed by the sounds of AK1200, Dieselboy, Dara, Ganja Kru and DJ Rap, which later turned into an obsession with amen breaks and techstep. With published works hosted by Dogs On Acid, Rinse Mag, and Bassline Magazine; while also writing for the likes of Disturbed Recordings, Guerilla, Blu Saphir, Killing Sheep, Influenza Media, Sublunary Artist Management, and N2O – Bhagavate Zero (then known as Sykophiend) dove into the performance art of DJing, opening for Omar Santana in 2005 at Headstrong 5 (noteworthy part of that set – a mosh pit of epic proportions to Audio & Mackie's remix of Master of Puppets). Known for a wicked selection of mostly 1993-2005 music, he would then go on to play all over California. This headbanging, slam-dancing, screaming maniac will stop at nothing to get a crowd going. Now in 2016, he is a staple writer for Best Drum & Bass Blog, and is focusing on DJ gigs and original production material.

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