Tuesday, 16 February 2016

[BOOM 00055] X-E-Dos - The Book Of X-E-Dos [Boomsha Recordings Presents 11 Track Album Exclusive To Beatport Pro!!!]

1/ The Book Of X-E-Dos.
2/ Relentless.
3/ Science Fiction Future Tech.
4/ This Is Your Future.
5/  Born Old.
6/ Axis Of Revolution.
7/ Dub Objection.
8/ Feel.
9/ The Abyss.
10/ Ode To History.
11/ Those Eyes.

Boomsha Recordings welcome the return of veteran  drum & bass producer, Ex-E-Dos, who previously appeared as a member of The Collective, Serve Chilled and Ice Minus groups and on labels as diverse as Hard Leaders, Tech Itch Recordings, Bacillus, Audio Couture and Rebelscum. 'The Book Of Ex-E-Dos' marks the release of X-E-Dos' debut solo album with eleven works of intricate drum programming and deep. It's time for the Strictly NuSkool Blog to open the book...

The album's self-titled epic opener, 'The Book Of X-E-Dos' sets the pace with a frantic barrage of layered Apache breaks and amen inserts, humming bass notes and brain-searing mentasm riffs, before being joined by the warped bassline and rapid-fire breakbeat percussion of 'Relentless'We are next introduced to the deep atmospherics of 'Science Fiction Future Tech' which layers classic Soul Pride breaks with ominous, sighing pads and electrifying oscillations. 'The Warriors' sampling 'This Is Your Future' steps up to the plate next by incorporating a militant succession of drumwork before unleashing a filthy bass drop in the latter third of the track.

The pace relaxes a touch with 'Born Old', which features layered techno/trance synth notes over a minimal beat pattern which is soon succeeded by the ominously moody and vintage tech-step sounds that penetrate 'Axis Of Revolution'. The classic dub vocal sampling 'Dub Objection' features next  and is propelled by a heavyweight, stepping breakbeat and deep bassline growls before introducing the frenetic, clattering breaks, panic alarm synth pattern and deep bass throbs of 'Feel'

'The Abyss' takes us on an exhilarating ride where high energy, 2-step beats do battle with a massive, grimy bass riff to get your feet moving and head nodding. We are then treated to a veritable homage to classic rave tunes with 'Ode To History', which expertly blends together elements of classic oldskool anthems from the likes Holy Noise, Mental Overdrive, Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era, Tone Def, DJ Blatant & The Master Programmer, Krome & Time, 2 Bad Mice, Orbital and many others for the spotters to identify. To round off the album we are taken by X-E-Dos for one more trip into dark and moody territory with the amen break and monstrous bassline infused 'Those Eyes'. Which ensures that 'The Book Of X-E-Dos' ends on an energetic note.

X-E-Dos succeeds in his goal to implement the use of classic breakbeats into modern drum & bass productions to create an essential collection of bass heavy tracks for both the mind and the feet.

'The Book Of X-E-Dos' is available to purchase exclusively from Beatport Pro for 2 weeks before going on general release to all digital download stores...

The album is available to preview on the Boomsha Recordings Soundcloud page link below...

... and for another taster of the album, then be sure to check out the free to download X-E-Dos promo mix below...

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