ColdR005 – Pinch

Recently featured as part of CO.LD (Computer Output . Loop Dance), the first gathering of Cold Recordings’ tracks, this is the turn of label boss Pinch to provide us with a pair of dark, paranoid rollers, built for the moodier dancefloor!

‘Down’ harks back to ‘92 with its hardcore/ proto-jungle sonic. Menacing pads impose themselves over a 126bpm, filtered breakbeat, peppered with ‘down’ vocal cuts – before a fully weighted, sweeping baseline smashes in – scanning the dancefloor and terrorising as it swoops! DJ support from Boddika & Joy Orbison among others.

‘Search Party’ takes in a garage/2-Step-like swing with 126bpm shuffling beats, dread sub bass and general ‘horror in the jungle’ soundscapes. A reverb’ed mid-bass builds and rises like a panic attack before pulling back and rolling out.

Darkside-stepper business.