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MURKT set to drop ‘UNISON | 2’ EP


MURKT‘s ‘UNISON | 2’ continues the series with Villem bringing in established talent and rising stars for this various artists 4 track EP. 

Opening up the EP is ‘Talk Loud’ which sees Villem join forces with Irish legend Zero T and rising star Duskee. R’n’b vocals introduce the track before descending into big bouncing bass melodies; lead by an infectious bass guitar riff, and fizzing sub tones.  Duskee enters with his distinctive laid back flow, leading into a lavish breakdown of Hammond organ chords and full orchestral strings, blissfully bringing us back into the dance with the second half bass lead fun. 

Next up ‘Smokey’ is produced by rising talent Kublai, hailing from Manchester, he fuses lilting piano chords, impeccable drums, delayed sax licks and a killer vocal hook, into a jazzy yet punchy Drum & Bass context, food for the soul. 

Following on ‘Gobo’ is Derrick & Tonika’s techno styled stepper. A subtle ebb and flow helps build the track into increasing intensity, expanding into deep head nod and stepper territory. 

Rounding off the EP is ‘Diamonds’ which is a full vocal and Rhodes chord lead amen roller, pure summer on a boat, smiles on faces vibe. The Australian production duo Chris Munky and Severity have brought the sunshine, ably building textures around Ruth Royall’s soul drenched vocals.

Today, we premiere Derrick & Tonika’s contribution ‘Gobo’. Read on for a bit of background on this husband and wife duo from Ukraine.

Since 2006, Derrick & Tonika, also known as FunkMasters are a production duo working together robustly to elevate the Ukranian Drum & Bass scene. 

Their efforts have propelled their masterpieces onto such prolific imprints as Kryptic MindsDefcom/Osiris, Outsider, Med School, Architecture, Sountrax, Rubik, Carmino Blue and Fokuz Recordings.

Noted as THE most prominent Ukrainian Drum & Bass duo, Derrick & Tonika are supported by a mighty roster of A-list heavyweight talent, including Fabio & Grooverider, Kryptic Minds, Future Prophecies, London Elektricity, Big Bud, Ink and many more.

Together, the duo has been showcased at major festivals including Let It Roll, Hospitality Ukraine, Global Gathering and Kazantip.

There is no denying the mastery of the two, with Tonika taking a step outside of the box to create The Tender Session Project, where she uses live musical accompaniment to compliment her Drum & Bass set.

Check out ‘Gobo’ below. MURKT drop this exciting EP ‘UNISON | 2’ on 23rd July so make sure you bag yourself a copy from the purchase button beneath the Soundcloud player!