Inland Knights - The Break Out EP
|Tracks||A1. Bounce (Original Mx)|
B1. Broken Up (Original Mix)
|B2. Broken Up (MAM Remix)|
Vinyl / Digital
3rd December 2012
Unknown - We will find out!
Miguel Campbell and Matt Hughs aka MAM, have drafted in Inland Knights for an upcoming release on their label ‘Outcross’. The Break-out E.P details many different styles of house, but gives you exactly what you would expect from an Inland Knights release; driving house fused with hip-hop cuts and groove.
Inland Knights throughout the 90’s built their reputation on throwing parties throughout the U.K, most notably their smokescreen parties. Since 1996, the duo’s reputation has flourished, with countless releases which has been given support by the likes of Luke Solomon, Lee Foss and Laura Jones.
‘Broken-up’ is a classic Inland Knights cut. A bouncy driving bass line, crisp high hats, and a blend of vocal mash ups and an awesome saw wave bass hook. As the song progresses retro inspired arping synths are introduced, coupled with sweeping mid lines help build to the crescendo, which drops into a classy hip hop vocal cut up, and driven along by a retro style, with modern appeal.
Following ‘Bounce’, is the stripped back and raw inspired ‘Broken Up’. This tune has a slightly cleaner percussion line, with a semi tribal feel. The acid-house infused bass-line hypnotizes, before the song builds to a funky, 80’s disco styled vocal cut which gives the song brilliant progression, before the arping acid bass-line is reintroduced. The modulation of the mid low and bass-hi synths help the song evolve, and will be a dance floor killer throughout the winter months.
The final tune on this E.P is a massive remix from MAM (Miguel Campbell and Matt Hughs). The duo drop the tempo in their sexy mix of ‘Bounce’, however retaining the original vocal cut. the bass line is driving, and the main lead of the song. The instantly recognisable French house vibe that MAM have become famous for is the driving factor, and helps finish off one of the coolest E.P’s to drop in recent months. We cannot wait to see MAM collaborating with more and more artists as their juggernaut continues to exponentially increase, and congratulations to Inland Knights for expanding and evolving their music, but still retaining their classic sound.
Reviewed By - Sam Devitt