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JUAN REVIEWS: CERAMICS - CONTACT [LOCUS006]

Updated: Mar 9, 2019



LOCUS006 - Ceramics - Contact

In my short time in the dubstep scene, Ceramics is an artist I am yet to cross paths with. Now that the day has finally come I am glad to say I am sonically pleased by the sounds that this New Yorker has curated and packaged as ‘Contact’ for Locus Sound's 006. As a hip-hop head through and through, the effective use of samples really gets me going. So when listening to the samples in this project I was pleased to hear the meshing of the samples and other components of the tracks. A sample is a precious thing in dubstep, as it is in any genre, a means of directing a song down a particular path, and sometimes that can be over-powering if not thought out. This is not something that we come across in this project, throughout the EP samples are used simply but effectively, the fading vocals and the middle eastern sounding samples in ‘Medallions’ compliment the short and punchy minimal kick drums similarly to the police receiver fading in under the intro and other parts of the tune in the title track ‘Contact’. The sq