1/ Simple Souls & MC Astro - Can't Do Without It .
2/ Miss Guided - Choose You.
3/ Ji Ben Gong - Lost Past.
4/ Link - Live Life.
5/ Marcus Tee - My Groove.
6/ Woodtekr & Lady Emz - Creamy Clouds.
7/ TS - The Sun.
8/ The Seventh Plane - Decisions.
After a 3 year period of slumber the mighty Liquid Boppers label makes a welcome comeback to the world of liquid drum and bass with the release of 'The Return', an eight track album featuring the very best in underground, liquid drum & bass talent.
We are first introduced to the immensely uplifting sounds of 'Can't Do Without It' by Simple Souls & MC Astro, which sees soul diva vocals meet rhythm and blues piano melodies, set to a thundering combination of breaks and bass and Astro's positive vibed, lyrical flow.
Miss Guided presents to us a spine-tingling example of soulful, Motown style R&B meets liquid D&B with 'Choose You', where yearning female vocals intermingle with steppin' breaks and warm bass notes to deliver a fine example of soul & bass.
Ji Ben Gong returns to the Liquid Boppers fold bringing with him a contemplative slice of piano led jungle with 'Lost Past', a track which expertly adds a touch of wistful melancholia, with it's use of minor keys, to a soundtrack of frenetic beats.
Up next we see Link drop a potent dose of uplifting funkadelica, with 'Live Life', an energetic number, jam-packed with '70's flavours deftly engineered to get your feet moving on the dancefloor and put a smile on your face.
Taking us back to the present we have Marcus Tee deliver some deep and soulful liquid grooves with 'My Groove' which incorporates luscious, Good Looking style, synth melodies and spoken word, female vocals over a fusion of crisp breaks and jazzy bassline.
'Creamy Clouds' sees Woodtekr join forces with legendary chanteuse, Lady Emz who lends her unmistakable, freestyle vocal refrains to a precision crafted 2-step backing and jazz 'n' bass fusion guaranteed to get people's head nodding in approval.
The last stretch introduces TC's hauntingly soulful 'The Sun', which pairs intricate breaks and enveloping sub bass with fragile, heavily reverberating male vocals, reminiscent of Burial's trademark, cavernous dubstep sound.
Bringing the collection to a close we have The Seventh Plane who presents 'Decisions', an epic and exhilarating marriage of rapid-fire beats and ascending/descending bass, set to sumptuous pads and poignant synth pattern to pull at your heart-strings.
The Liquid Boppers brand may have been absent, but with 'The Return' album marking it's reemergence to the scene, the label proves that it has been far from resting on it's laurels. An essential purchase for any lover of liquid drum & bass!
'The Return' album is available to download and stream from all good Liquid Boppers digital stores and streaming sites.
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Ji Ben Gong... https://soundcloud.com/jibengong
Lady Emz... https://soundcloud.com/emma-lady-emz
Marcus Tee... https://soundcloud.com/mark-thraves
MC Astro... https://soundcloud.com/mc-astro-spaceman-astro
Miss Guided... https://soundcloud.com/miss-guided-dnb
Simple Souls... https://soundcloud.com/the-funk-junkiez
The Seventh Plane... https://soundcloud.com/theseventhplane
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