Ocean Stirs

Luminescent

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Record Label
Another Place

About this item

From the fertile ground that gave us X-Kalay comes a new initiative. Christened Another Place, the inaugural release, courtesy of London’s Ocean Stirs, sets the label’s stall out with a glorious volley of lush breakbeat ballistics. Same faces, new signal, different intent.

Complete with a quote from Dune author Frank Herbert, 'Luminescent' sets fathoms-deep bass frequencies against widescreen pads and heart-rending melodic flourishes. Then, not to be outdone, key jungle revivalist Tim Reaper assumes remix duties on the A2. Beefed up with rough-cut percussion and propulsive flex, the Future Retro founder brings a hefty dose of jungle acceleration.

‘Pressure’ does exactly what it says on the tin: serious low-end dynamics laced with euphoric melancholy. ‘Stitch’, on the other hand, melds everything there is to love about its predecessors. The exquisitely calibrated introspection recalling echoes of Goldie's seminal 1995 masterpiece, ‘Timeless’.

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Upfront bass and jungle pressure here from the burgeoning Ocean Stirs. Kicking off the Another Place label in mighty fine form.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Luminescent
A2. Luminescent (Tim Reaper Remix)
B1. Pressure
B2. Stitch

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