FORCE081 – Mikal – Foundation / Dimension
Straylight Music Group - Stepping Forward Records / Published by: We Are Legion ASCAP / Distributed by: Straylight Music Group & Symphonic Distribution.
Mikal returns for his second release on FORCE Recordings after a string of MONSTER hits on Metal Headz, Shogun, Soundtrax & Stepping Forward - FOUNDATION & DIMENSION are up-front PURE Drum & Bass!
Continuing to expand on his dynamic library of songs, “Foundation” is an immaculately produced, Jungle influenced DnB jam delivering that oldschool vibe in a newschool way. Stout drum rhythms under laidback basslines and the always perfect ‘bleeps’ combine with the main vocal hook describing the ‘responsibility of the drums’. It’s this melding of the elements sealing the track together like thunder and lightning that makes “Foundation” sure fire in the mix and on the floor!
On the flip, Dimension starts its momentum quickly with luring uses of reverb and technical drum fills accenting each new movement of the tune. Mikal, unwilling to do a one and done, really shines on the B-Cut here - leading you through dense sonic territory and bass lines that echo in your mind long after the song has ended.
Mikal and the music he makes are a testament to the longevity of Jungle and Drum & Bass…. a new face with a letter of recommendation from the old guard of UK DnB, making MAJOR moves with REAL DnB pressure!