Mikal drops ‘Metalwork’ LP on Metalheadz
Prolific producer and master of sound engineering Mikal has previously been dubbed the “silent assassin” of the Metalheadz camp by the main man himself Goldie.
Music produced by Mikal has always been characterised by quality over quantity. The Swedish born, now Bristol-based producer, has the ability to keep his head down in the studio. He only surfaces when he’s satisfied and fulfilled with his sonic creations. This is something that has held him in high esteem throughout the Jungle Drum & Bass scene.
His second album on Metalheadz is aptly titled ‘Metalwork’. It comes 4 and a half years after ‘Wilderness‘, his debut album. This was labelled a “true expedition” by Mixmag and an example of “precision-engineered drum & bass” by Juno.
Just like the first album ‘Metalwork’ contains 16 thunderous tracks. From the opening track ‘Journey Into The Reverb’ which comes dubbed out and perforated with amen snippets, to the tumultuous temperament of ‘Breaks & Pads’ which is an instant Metalheadz hit and a linchpin to the whole project.
Collaborations are loosely scattered but perfectly placed as the likes of Visionobi, DJ Thor and RIOT are added into the mix. However, for the majority of the album, this is Mikal doing what he does best. That is, flaunting his production skills and firmly justifying his position on the label.
Today, we premiere ‘Method’ which sees Mikal team up with sound designer, music producer and DJ, DJ Thor. This is an auditory masterpiece! Featuring impeccable turntablism, atmospherics, drum work, breaks and crazy bassline it ticks all the boxes for a historic piece of music. Like so much of this years music the lack of a huge system to hear it on is an absolute travesty!
Check out ‘Method’ below. Mikal’s ‘Metalwork’ LP drops on Metalheadz on 23rd October. Do yourself a favour, do not sleep on this, order it now from here