Thursday, 24 May 2012

Review: Cyrus - Nostalgia / Rupture [CHST019]

Distance's Chestplate imprint marks its fifth birthday this year and is doing so with the sort of enthusiasm that a five year old child might: 2012 has, thus far, been a groundbreaking year for the label as the full Chesplate cohort have not only descended upon the world-famous Fabric to host the third room but have also since been making a regular contribution to MistaJam's 'Daily Dose of Dubstep' segment on BBC Radio 1Xtra. And this of course has all been backed up by a steady and, especially for an independent label, plentiful supply of quality releases.

'Nostalgia' / 'Rupture' is the fourth release from the label this year, and Cyrus' second solo 12" to bear the CHST catalogue stamp. Opening with the tough kicks, instantly-recognisable snare, and reverberating vocal sample of 'Nostalgia', the controlled approach to space and sound design has Cyrus written all over it. As the bassline enters, the swing of the drums is wrapped into a swelling groove and accompanied by a drifting synth-line which aptly implies the couched warmth of the track's title. On the flip is 'Rupture', which justifies easily its AA-side status: moving along at a lurch, driven by intricate drum patterns and a visceral sub-bass melody, this is, as it were, the dancefloor's response to 'Nostalgia'. This release serves as a perfectly-weighted balance-point in what could be seen as a historic year for the Chestplate team.

Cyrus - Nostalgia

Cyrus - Rupture

Release date - 28/05/12

Available for pre-order from the Chestplate Surus store now.



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