Erb N Dub and Skope seem to be attached at the hip lately–and I’m in full support. This collaboration is one of many that the two have released through Technique Recordings in 2015; my favorite probably being the duo’s efforts with “Pull It Back” on the 15 Years of Technique LP. “Drummer” takes the two in an even faster and more aggressive direction, (if you can even believe that) and it’s quite refreshing. Heavily compressed drums and synthwork make up the bulk of the song, with tiny bits of extremely relevant samples from the movie Whiplash being carefully placed right before the drops. The drum patterns progressively get more abusive as the song continues, almost as if J.K. Simmons were directly behind the duo, pushing them to the brutal extremes Miles Teller went through in the movie (Whiplash) while they produced the track. The entire concept of the song seems to be well thought out and actually a bit humorous. Expect to see this track in the sets of drum and bass legends like Audio or State of Mind, as it’s right up in the ranks of with some of the fantastic work those artists have been putting out this year.
I give the track a 7/10 and would also mention that the A side of the single “Altitude” is definitely worth purchasing.
Purchase Link: https://pro.beatport.com/release/erb-n-dub-and-skope-altitude-drummer/1599059