“Jaguar Klan” by Rainforest is taken from the “Hard Times EP” released on Next Phase Records, a collection of four dub-inspired futuristic Drum & Bass tracks.
Injecting halftime rhythms with full speed breaks Rainforest creates a refreshing and captivating take on Modern Jungle. Tribal percussion and basslines that swell with an ominous vibrancy help build four distinct visions of the future. Pads are used to enhance this sonic landscape rather than dominate it as menacing synths battle against energetic drum edits.
The “Hard Times EP” uses this auditory arena to address current threats that affect our planet, most notably through the use of a vocal sample on the title track pointing out the “injustice, intolerance and huge environmental challenges” facing the globe. With this in mind, the productions still have a real positivity about them stressing the importance of hope and change in a fight to change the future.