Tom & Harry AKA Xyphon have a big career in front of them and this EP is nothing but a total showcase of their talents. Taking influences from early Pendulum and Muzzy, a stab of Sub Zero and a whole load of Serial Killaz vibes, this release ‘Back To The Roots’ is nothing short of exactly that.
Hitting hard from the off with ‘Never Go Down’. An atmospheric introduction begs the lighting engineer for more fog, more haze before the infectious bassline lick rises into a chopped up concoction of rubber ball low end that will no doubt cause skull reverberations aplenty.
‘Murda’ is where the real influences of the past blast through with this release. What more could you ask for from the Serial Killaz label than a mix of feel good reggae keys, soundbwoy vocals and terradome bass? Lottery winning ticket right here!
For those that know, the infamous ‘Now Here Dis’ vocal has done the rounds on more than one occasion, however this release by Xyphon delivers in a totally different light. Flexed out breakbeats relentlessly combine with a mixture of striking mid range and true low end sub bass. It’s a perfect combination of jungle elements and upfront rollers.
‘Sinkhole’ takes the pace of the EP and ramps it into another dimension. For those that appreciate real drum and bass to get your head into, this one delivers and then some. Play this in a dark, smoke filled basement and watch the crowd literally sink into the floor. All head nodders, all floor gazers - this one you.
Outro vibes a run in the form of ‘Gotta Leave’. A fine end credits to the EP and a great mixture of real Serial Killaz vibes, moody basslines and potentially an undercover message for perpetrators of the jungle scene.
Warning lick shots back to back feel good vibes, the only way the label operates.
Press Release: Dubplate Creative
Release date: Pending