Sam Binary and Deviant come together on new EP
With 2019’s festival season now over and the switch from sunny open fields to dark sweaty clubs fully underway, In-Reach Records is serving up another plateful of appropriately deep drum & bass, perfectly suited to clubs. Their fourth release comes courtesy of two very exciting emerging talents: Sam Binary and Deviant. Sam has been tearing up dance floors across Bristol for some time now with his own brand of dark jungle and moody drum & bass, which has seen recent releases on labels such as Alex Eveson’s imprint Western Lore and the always consistent Addictive Behaviour Recordings. Deviant is likely to be a less familiar name to most; his debut EP landed in July this year courtesy of The Chikara Project and he’s wasted no time in following it up with the ear-catching production on display here.
First up we have ‘Bleep With One Eye Open’ and there are certainly no illusions of softer sounds on show here. Setting off with a weighty stepping drum break, backed by the titular bleeps, the track develops organically from the deep bass of the initial drop to the growling mids that lead to the breakdown. After the brief lull, the two prominent elements of the drop return to battle it out for pride of place at the forefront of the mix.
The darker vibes continue as we move on to our premiere ‘Traverse’. The short intro comprises a combination of eerie pads and tones supporting the stripped back drums, which gain some momentum when the feint high hats are introduced by the enigmatic vocal sample that precludes the drop. Cue the entry of another dark flexing bass line, which combines with the now running drum break to set a real tempo to the track that’s certain to get feet moving in the dance.
Closing out the EP, we have ‘Another Place’, which projects a distinctive vibe from the outset through some exceedingly deep liquid tones. These are soon followed by the gentle and gradual introduction of the drum break, culminating in a soft vocal sample that announces the crisp free-flowing drop. However, there’s no time to get too comfortable; as you find yourself quickly settling in, the track switches from smooth rolling bass to rough electronic stabs, creating a tantalising juxtaposition between the two halves of the drop.
Check out Sam Binary and Deviant ‘Traverse’ below. The EP is out on 8th November via In-Reach Records you can grab it here