Hybrid Minds EP [APORN020]
Consisting of Josh White, Matt Lowe and Jeff Crake, Hybrid Minds represent a new musical force, with their melodic, soulful Drum and Bass already making waves. After only a few joint efforts, the duo immediately shot to the forefront of the liquid scene, with ‘The Place’ becoming one of the biggest liquid tracks of 2011, and receiving over 300,000 views on the UKF YouTube channel.
Now, hot on the heels of other fresh Audioporn talent including Xilent, High Maintenance, Fourward and Tha New Team, Hybrid Minds are set to release their first extended play. Featuring the smooth sounds of ‘Lost’, ‘I’m Through’, ‘Real Life’, and a collaborative effort ‘Tides’ (featuring none other than label boss Shimon, himself), this release represents a landmark in the liquid drum and bass scene.
Beginning with a haunting piano melody and warm synths, ‘I’m Through’ sets the scene for one of the best Liquid EP’s this year. Featuring the soulful vocals of Grimm, bleeping synths and Hybrid Mind’s signature warm enveloping bass, ‘I’m Through’ shows exactly why Hybrid Minds are already one of liquid’s most acclaimed acts.
Starting with ghostly synths and a chilling melody, ‘Lost’ transforms in to an accomplished roller. Featuring somber piano chords, emotive orchestral overtones and the stirring vocals of Grimm, ‘Lost’ represents a hybrid between classic and electronic music.
‘TIDES’ (HYBRID MINDS V SHIMON)
‘Tides’ see’s Hybrid Minds team up with their new label boss, and the results speak for themselves. Featuring a trance-like intro with synths and Grimm’s iconic vocals, ‘Tides’ launches into a pulsing dancefloor number. Given an adrenaline injection by Shimon, ‘Tides’ features all the soul of Hybrid Minds with all the funk and club appeal associated with the legend behind ‘Body Rock’, ‘Hush Hush’, and ‘The Shadow Knows’.
‘Real Life’ showcases Hybrid Mind’s intricate production and style. Featuring beautiful piano chords and atmosphere, ‘Real Life’ acts a showcase for Grimm’s stunning vocals. In a performance full of emotion and soul, ‘Real Life’ is the perfect conclusion to this stunning debut EP.
Hybrid Minds EP
1. ‘I’m Through’
3. ‘Tides’ (v. Shimon)
4. ‘Real Life’
Label: Audioporn Records
Cat # APORN020
Format: Digital Download
Genre: Drum & Bass
Released: 12th March 2012
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