Saturday, 23 February 2013

Showcase Your Music, 'Your Beats': 'UMBRA' EP Teaser by K15

I'm really enjoying checking out all the music being sent to 'Your Beats'.  In the latest installment we have UK beatmaker K15, who kindly shares with us the teaser to his latest EP, the sci-fi-with-soul outing, 'UMBRA'.

Here's a little bit more about the project:
K15 - UMBRA (Release Date February 25th)

Following on from last year's Theme Music For A Pariah and The Long Walk, K15 returns with a brand new EP entitled UMBRA, a journey through a fictitious world made out of mysterious soundscapes and both dark and enlightening beats.

This EP will be released by Dutch based INI Recordings whose lofty and stunning back catalogue makes them a forced to be reckoned with in today's musical climate.
I love the atmospheric 'Intro / The Realm': the Boards of Canada 'faded' synth washes, the more aggresive, 'Being Boiled' bass sounds and Three 6 Mafia 'hey hey' vocal stabs which further up the suspense.

Then there's 'Flux': lots of lovely Neptunes / N*E*R*D sounding synth chords bubbling up and around you with some great arpeggio keys adding another welcome layer. I really can't wait to check out the full track.

Track three, 'We See Periphery' has some really soulful ambient-style washes and the closer 'Arcadia' has a great, broken-beat organ with lovely strings as accompaniment.  Both show off some lovely, unquantized drums. These tracks hint at DJ Spinna and remind me a little bit of The New Beat Maker favourite, Mecca:83.

Please don't get all these comparisons twisted, though.  I'm using these as quick reference points, just to give you a bit of an idea as to what's in store here.  The EP definatley has it's own soul and identity from what I hear on these little samples.  I'm very eager to hear more and I'm sure you will be too.

Check out the 'UMBRA' EP teaser and more:

For the full - length release from Monday:

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