The first release on the label by Arcane contains four tracks of pure atmospheric jungle goodness. A focus on bass and melody provides both ruggedness and musicality in abundance.
“Temples” is breakbeat science at its finest, intricate, emotive and melodic. The more drumfunk focused of the EP’s four tracks, it features a punchy low-end with complex Apache and Amen edits. A mysterious horn floats through the track, delicately skipping through its different sections like a mystical Sherpa.
Elsewhere on release, title track Labyrinth is reminiscent of one of my favourite Good Looking releases, “Travelling” by D.O.P.E with its multiple layers of atmospherics and cosmic chimes. “Planet X” featuring Samurai Breaks is a deep dancefloor workout, a blend of sophisticated drums and rude Reese bass. “Voyage” drops the tempo merging hip-hop, house and dub for a cosmic half-time 170 expedition.
The “Labyrinth EP” by Arcane is available to buy direct from the label now.