May 29, 2011 by  

When just about anyone can manage to get their grubby mitts on a PC and some free music software, it becomes a bit of an effort to sought the wheat from the chaff. But as you may well learn from this trio of tracks, D/R/U/G/S is definitely some prime Mancunian wheat.

On title track ‘love lust? an intro compromised of repetitive bursts of saxophone fool you into thinking that this song is just another sub-standard Ibiza chill-out track, but then the track flowers into life as a romping kick drum emerges, accompanied by a smattering of tinkling piano. Towards the latter stages the track evolves again! (quite unbelievable D/R/U/G/S, you are definitely are a techno wizard) into a real dance floor delight as the introduction of a chopped up vocal sample and some beautifully stripped back drums, makes the thought of not moving or grooving an unthinkable proposition, shame the track has to end so abruptly.

?Velodrome 1? follows in the same progressively climatic fashion as ?love lust? (with added string tinkling for good measure), but it is ?Velodrome 2? which really gets the musical taste buds tingling, as D/R/U/G/S kindly indulges us with another dose of sheer electronic brilliance, as he packs the seven minute long track with heaping?s of manically shaken maracas, droning synthesisers and a rather odd twitching sound located at the start of the track.

?Velodrome 2? is certainly the jewel on D/R/U/G/S?s musical crown. Contained within these trio of tracks is proof of D/R/U/G/S?s knob-twiddling producing expertise, as each track is perfectly engineered with a series of fluid transitions and layers of exquisite instrumentation

Whatever ever genre you define this as, progressive, ambient, or deliciously dark dub, it hits the mark musically on all fronts, which is a hard feat to achieve. D/R/U/G/S coming to a festival near you this summer.