Dopplershift drops ‘666’ EP on Monk Audio
While many of the roots of Drum & Bass centre around the UK and London, this hasn’t stopped it spreading across the world over the last 30 years. A benefactor of this global export is Keiran Ritson, aka Dopplershift.
The ‘666’ EP encapsulates everything that Dopplershift is about. Broken beats and tearing basslines are a prominent feature of this release and feel right at home within the dark audio aesthetic that Monk Audio house. Title track ‘666’ sees Dopplershift team up with fellow producer Sub Mortal and MC XL. They craft lyrics and rolling basslines into a hellish landscape that will get any dark lord tapping their foot. Rounding off the release is a remix of ‘666’ from Critical Music new kid ABLE. He spreads his wings into the realm of dubstep to show how easily he can traverse between genres.
Living on the east coast of South Africa, Dopplershift is based over 8500 miles away from Monk Audio HQ in the UK. Over the last few years, he has become a tried and tested weapon of the South African Drum & Bass scene. He prepares his productions and sets with an educated and innate approach that focuses on the techy side of Drum & Bass.
An already impressive rap sheet boasts releases on European label Delta9 and UK based Four Corners Music. Alongside this he has future projects lined up on Hyperactivity Music and his second release on Four Corners.
This week, on top of a hectic release schedule, Dopplershift joined the ranks of our Renegade Riddims mix series which you can check out here.
But, back to today, and his ‘666’ EP release. We premiere the lead track ‘666’ which, as previously mentioned, features the talents of MC XL and Sub Mortal. This EP is one of Dopplershift’s best productions to date. And with a load of music penned for release throughout the year, he is someone you should have your eyes firmly fixed on!
Check out ‘666’ below. The EP drops via Monk Audio on 11th January. A purchase link will be added here on Monday, so check back to grab a copy!