On an album highly influenced by UK club and rave culture “Heartbeats” pays tribute to the atmospheric style of drum and bass championed by LTJ Bukem and his Good Looking label.
Pushing for a more cosmic sound, at its peak, the music was both mysterious and innovative. Tracks contained breakdowns soaked with emotion and intricate beats arranged with scientific precision.
Amen rollers were often the highlight of a Bukem set and tracks like “Atlantis (I Need You)” plus countless releases by Rupert Parkes still evoke an emotional reaction today and work in the club twenty five plus years later.
Soundbwoy Killah drew influence from this golden era when creating “Heartbeats”. Poignant strings open the track offering rest bite on a crowded dancefloor swiftly followed by tightly chopped amens. The track then progresses to a mystical breakdown for a chance to reflect on the mysteries of the world.
“Halcyon Daze” features elements of UK Garage, US House, Acid and Jazzy Jungle. It’s released on 23rd August by Sneaker Social Club and will be available on double vinyl as well as digital download.