Mauoq Music start off 2017 with the second instalment of the collaboration series ‘Combos’. Back in 2015 artists Dominic Ridgway, Dyl and Mana took part in the first run of these ‘music combinations’; since then, three more top producers have joined me for this new ride.
The release opens with the dubby and dark atmospheres of ’FIVE 0 (DECOMPRESSIN DUB)’, a half time track written with Diffrent Music bossman and long-time collaborator Dexta. An eerie vocal intro anticipates the drop into a rolling, yet minimal, drum part with warm sub lines and far-away percussion hits that fade away into open space.
The second track, ‘HEK LEGACY’, is a more melodic number written alongside London-based Italian electronic music artist F.Ich. It features deep bass pads and numerous sound effects, all driven by an incessant downtempo beat pattern.
The final cut is the result of a joint effort with Belgian sound shapers Bredren. ‘STAIRCASE’ is a steppy 170 beat which manages to retain a sparse and airy overall feel despite a weighty percussive section and pitch-dropping synth bass throws.
Combos #02 is just the second chapter of what promises to be a long series of combined quality electronic music experiments.
Written by: Mauro Campana, Chris Royle, Dieter Geerinck, Francesco Redente
Produced by: Mauro Campana
Mastered by: Robert Macciochi (Subvert Central)
Artwork by: Mauro Campana
Distributed by: Label Worx
Published by: Bell Sound Publishing
Mauoq (born Mauro Campana) is a London based DJ/Producer originally from Rome,
In love with the UK sound since the mid ’90s, he has always pushed the deepest and grooviest side of the Drum’n’Bass spectrum. Exposed to Dubstep at the end of 2005, this dub-tinged new genre has definitely caught his attention but mainly redefined his dnb taste. Less is more!...more