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Folding City - Ice Riddim EP

Recording info

TUBA 010 introduces the duo Folding City, true bass mystics from New York and British Columbia. Their alchemy like collaborations span tempos but consistently exhibit creativity sincerely and uniquely. The Ice Riddim ep presents three tracks by this bicoastal crew, along with a remix by dr jeep, who is also making his debut on TUBA.

A1. Ice Riddim opens and immediately lays out the framework of the beat, defined by a confident and cold snare drum. The groove is accented with dub flourishes, amazing textural touches, and lyrical drum fills. The bass line, pads and stabs blend into a mosaic of left field minimalism.

A2. The tempo goes up with Groundswell. At 160 bpm Folding City has combined strains of dread vibes and footwork with serious results. The deep resonate kick drum charges ahead while whispers of breakbeats are laced throughout the mix, tempered at times with lush, evocative pads. This one will light up the dance.

B1. Spacewalk, Folding Citys soulful, dark and devastatingly serious track starts the b side. The vocal sample guides the listener through broken drum phrases and modulated synthesizer melodies, with tension held and suspended throughout the arrangement.

B2. The ep closes with a 140 bpm remix from New Yorks dr jeep. By bringing in drum breaks and bass lines reminiscent of early jungle and drum and bass, his take on Spacewalk is a true departure from the original and still relates well to the rest of the record.

Artists supporting the release:
Dusk and Blackdown
J:Kenzo
Plastician
Bukez Finezt
Sinistarr
DJ Madd

Release Info

  • Catalog:
  • TUBA010
  • Label:
  • Tuba Records
  • Format:
  • 12"
  • Title:
  • Ice Riddim EP
  • Artist:
  • Folding City
  • Style:
  • Dubstep
  • Country:
  • United States of America
  • Released:
  • 25th of March 2016

Tracks

pos title
A1 Ice Riddim
A2 Groundswell
B1 Spacewalk
B2 Spacewalk ( remix Doctor Jeep )
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