[kju:bi] already bowled us over with their exciting debut “Prospects” in May this year. That’s why we are amazed to present the projects latest work. With “Cross Culture” they bring up four new tracks that refine their sound further and appear to be a piece of heart.
The opener "Basement Tune" immediately sets the direction by going underground with a minimalistic drum construction that disregards the snare and fully concentrates on the bass drum. Pushing bass waves and deep atmospheres deliver this rapturous basement sound while gaining some drive. “2nd Street” smoothly continues with energetic and impelling drums and a delightful sound arrangement.
Beyond that “Cross Culture” carries on the deep vibes with half-time drums that allow a little breather, while keeping heads bobbing to the beat. Finally, “The Construct” brings it all together: deep dragging and rather minimal beat constructions, wobbly bass styles and a profound underground atmosphere that make “Cross Culture” a timeless DNB experience.
No doubt about it, [kju:bi] were one reason that made us continue our work and already became a treasured part of the BTS family. So keep your eyes and ears open for some more future coproductions.
Text: Franziska Hentsch
released January 13, 2015