A duo that needs no introduction. The bringers of the DNB apocalypse The Upbeats close out their stunning “De-evolution” series with the third and final EP. Each one has been a pleasure to listen to as well as play out. Their forwarding thinking approach to capturing classic DNB vibes has been a refreshing take on moments of tension us long players have grown to love from the genre.
The title track “De-evolution” opens ominous as ever. Creepy undertones within an epic space age soundscape set the stage for the tune. As the initial sounds shutter away the track begins to build. Kicks stomp in as snares crack into the first dance section. The snake like bassline coils and strikes repeatedly. the perfect amount of distortion is present on the riff to give it the perfect amount aggression. The track closes just as it began, building on the the epic vibes that were more subtle at the start.
The Upbeats always impress with their releases, frequenting the charts and tracks lists of Dj’s all over the world. With the De-evolution series drawing to a close, I sit eagerly awaiting whats next from the notorious Snake & Wolf. Be sure to give “De-evolution” a spin at your next gig, its sure to leave of the members of the pack howling at the moon.
Bark at the moon.