Icarus Audio return with Advance x Jaise x D-Struct ‘Converge’ EP
Icarus Audio makes the return to the world of Drum and Bass with some pure funk from the minds of Advance, Jaise, and D-Struct! The ‘Converge’ EP kicks things off for the label resurgence, giving a nod to all things that are the source of Neurofunk: Past, Present and Future.
The title track ‘Converge’ gets things started with a quick, textured lead before morphing into the purely infectious groove that sticks its nose wherever it wants to. Wicked! ‘Expansion’ heats it up again with the stepper vibes and a distinctive, ever-climbing bassline that is nothing short of absolutely disgusting. Don’t say you weren’t warned! The 3rd tune, ‘Rumour’ keeps it coming with the nod to traditional funk grooves and new mix techniques. With slick drums and a bubbling bassline, this one is sure to give the bounce each and every time. And lastly, ‘Meridian’ polishes this one off with a tip-of-the-hat, honouring the sounds that influenced these producers from when they all started their musical journey. Deep and evolving, this one has a mood all of its own and delivers quality in each and every way!
Advance started his music career with releases on Renegade Hardware, DSCI4 and Human Imprint/System Recordings. He is a founding member of both Quadrant and Legion and has collaborated on releases with AK1200, Zardonic, NC-17, Karl K, Kaos and Jae Kennedy. Well known in the states for his roots in early Neurofunk, Advance brings his cinematic and aggressive sound to every track he writes.
With just over a year back in the production seat after a 13 year break from Drum n Bass, Jaise has been casually chipping away at carving his niche in the current landscape, taking all of the elements he loves from the sound of classic techstep and early Neurofunk and creating his own unique take on the style, bringing the sound into the 21st century. With releases secured on Subplate Recordings, P Lab Recordings and Protocode this year, Jaise is quietly working away with other releases scheduled for 2020/21.
D-Struct is well known for the esoteric and funky depths of his tunes as a connoisseur of clean, technical beats with dark driving undertones. Composing electronic music since the early 2000s has kept him inspired and moving forward in the drum and bass scene. D-Struct continues to climb the ranks, working on releases for Pseudoscience Recordings, Barcode, Nerve, Moving Shadow, AGN7 Audio, Onset Audio, Ohm Resistance and more on the way!
The ‘Converge’ EP is one for the books and sets the pace for the return of this prolific American Drum and Bass Label! Get ready!
Today we premiere the title track from the EP ‘Converge’. You can check it out below. Advance X Jaise X D-Struct ‘Converge’ EP drops via Icarus Audio on 27th November on all major platforms. Grab yourself a copy from here