RMS lands first solo release on Inner City Dance
Paul Currie aka RMS is a DJ and Producer hailing from Ontario, Canada. He was first introduced to Jungle and Drum & Bass back in 1998. From that day on he has spent his time practising, honing and developing his skills on the turntables. It wasn’t until around 2010 that he started experimenting with the production side of things.
Already a core artist of the Inner City Dance roster, RMS pivots off the back of his recent ep on sister label Stereo One with his first full solo material for ICD. RMS has been establishing himself as one of the most prolific and diverse producers to emerge in the last few years through his monthly catalogue of releases on Program, Chronic, Deep in The Jungle, Audio Addict and Liondub to name a few.
Each passing project peels back another layer to reveal the true range and depth of this rapidly ascending voice in Jungle/ Drum & Bass. The ‘Sinkhole’ EP represents some of RMS’s most forward pushing and genre traversing work to date. It showcases a producer whose technical ability has allowed him to successfully execute across the full spectrum of the music.
The lead cut ‘Never, Never’ showcases RMS’s big and bashy Jungle style meshing with German lynchpin Dub Defense’s authentic dubwise flavour, culminating in an ear worming rootsy stormer.
The title track and our premiere today, ‘Sinkhole’ displays some of RMS’s most clinical and precise production of his career. Laying down a low slung, cavernous slab of spaced out stone grooves that nods heavily in the arch of Photek, Digital & Spirit.
Nest up ‘One Shot’ is an in your face rave burner. It’s replete with all the necessary tension and aggression that works so well on a dance floor. Snapping breaks, monstrous subs, pitched-down vocals and twisted stabs tied together by heritage drenched Headz aesthetics.
RMS unveils another string to his bow with ‘Root Mean Square’. A sunken minimal stepper that harnesses all of the power of the groove via his expertly tuned production. A late-night heads down bubbler that falls right in line with the modus operandi of Alix Perez and Workforce.