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"We Out Here" is the highly anticipated debut EP from Dublin’s Plus One on First Second Label. The prolific musical polymath lays down 4 sub-wrenching club tracks indebted to hardcore futurism with a canny pop sensibility.
Plus One is an alias of cultishly adored producer Matt Finnegan, a veteran beatsmith behind multiple productions for Irish rapper Kojaque, amongst other impressive credits on an expansive CV. He concurrently eyed up the dancefloor, stocking an impressive hard drive of unreleased club tracks that were subsequently rinsed heavily by the likes of Ben UFO, re:ni and EMA to name but a few.
This is his solo debut proper, and comes impressively fully formed from the off. "We Out Here" starts the engines with a deliciously sub-y stepper of epic big room potential, with a fittingly large bassline to boot. "Hood Up Head Down" is suspended in an aqueous ambient-drowned RnB bath before unfurling into lush 2-step in romantic fashion. "Kiki" bobs assuredly along a breaks-y techno pulse amongst a twinkling twilight melody and an emotive reese-bass stunner of a line. "Me" concludes the EP on a necessary 160bpm tip, flexing a modern jungle rinse out with sharp amens and soaring melodic subs to round off this statement of intent. - Nevan Jio
Matt says: Highly varied and diverse EP touching on breaks, techno, dnb and bass - all with a nice skip and shoulder-dropped attitude. Kinda tackle that rips up Soup Kitchen & Hidden week by week.
A1. We Out Here
A2. Hood Up Head Down