Leaf - Big Dutty O EP [APORN0105]
‘Big Dutty O!’
Leaf is a drum & bass name which is a familiar staple on the genre’s UK circuit, primarily because of his hard-hitting tracks known for making ravers move across the country. For 2022, he joins Shimon’s Audioporn for a release which detonates just as hard as the previous cuts which sit prides of place within Leaf’s ever-growing discography. Welcomed into a label which has been grown over decades by one of the industries most recognisable names, each artist they’ve added to their roster has proven their weight in gaining the Audioporn stamp of approval. And Leaf is no different, proving his undeniable penchant for bass through these five new records.
Having already released on the likes of RAM Records, Serial Killaz and Sub-Liminal, his ‘Big Dutty O!’ EP continues to set the precedent. ‘Stand When You’re Alone’ kick starts the collection with ominous atmospherics and clicking drums, meanwhile ‘Set You Free’ keeps the pace with its snappy sonic rhythms and wriggling LFOs. ‘Basschow’ remains within Leaf’s more understated approach through growling layers of bassline, which is followed up by Leaf’s ‘Duppy Club’ alongside the snarling vocals of Madrush MC. Title-track ‘Big Dutty O!’ then pulls the EP together, with chaotic levels and building segments of snapping percussion.
It’s another seismic delivery from Leaf, as he once again returns to Audioporn. An artist who constantly pulls for club tracks, he shows his ability to offer up stripped back but explosive bangers – the type which find themselves perfectly at home within Audioporn’s catalogue.