When you think of liquid drum and bass, certain names will immediately spring to mind. Calibre, almost certainly, because he’s an absolute master of the style. DJ Marky & XRS, with their breezy, samba flavoured grooves. High Contrast and his emotive narratives.
One name that may not propel itself to the tip of your tongue is Radias. That’s a shame, because the Mancunian producer has been putting out a steady stream of high quality liquid goodness for a couple of years now, mostly on the highly underrated Soul Flex Digital label.
His latest release comes in the form of an outing on very promising new label Soul Source, headed by Deeper Connection. A side Tribute is an energetic, busy affair, with a deep and driving bassline topped with lovely, busy, tight breaks. Think High Contrast’s glorious Ghost of Jungle Past for reference. Meanwhile, the flipside is slightly less frenzied, though no less sparse in its content. There’s nothing minimal about this release, every second is filled with an exciting sound, and it’s all the better for it.
You can catch the release now on Junodownload. Buy it, make a cup of tea, then buy everything else he’s ever put out as well.