Crate Classics Drop A Treasure Trove Of Progressive Dance Tracks With Latest EP
Jamie Rodigan and Aaron Horn aka. Crate Classics are back with another collection of feel-good tunes in the form of their newest EP Jungle Fire Vol 2...
Crate Classics met by chance at Notting Hill Carnival 15 years ago. Rodigan and Horn have since carved a joint career with highlights including hitting the number 1 spot in the UK Singles Chart and selling over a million records with previous project Sam And The Womp. They have also supported MIA and toured with Kranium, Mark Ronson and Disclosure. Previous collaborations include Runkus, Iotosh, Bella Blair and remixes for Trojan and Partisan Records.
Opening track 'Generalized' has a drum and bass, garage feel and a very progressive sound overall. We enjoy the harsh bassline which will shake your soul. This an entrancing track with gorgeous experimental snippets of synth creating ambience, alongside interesting vocal samples. 'Injekt' is a beautiful trap-infused mesh of other-wordly sounds which acts as a sequel to the first track, carrying on through elements from this and adding other textures of its own. We love the use of stark, brutalist sounds within this EP, combined with warm textures such as rich, melodic keys.
'Love Lost' feels like a fusion of 'Late Registration' by Kanye West, garage music and jazz. It really has an old vintage sound entangled with other unusual genre-matches. What shouldn't work, does so well when in the hands of this creative duo! This is an energetic track with a fast-paced beat, and we hear piano once more, this time combined with an analog double bass to give a real sleek twist within the EP. Final track 'Mercy Dub' is perhaps the most experimental on here, it has elements of dub meshing with elements of nineties dance. Yet once again, the record is totally modern and utterly compelling to listen to because you won't have heard something quite like this before.
All in all, this latest release is absolutely sparkling with an optimistic feel, which is perfect for life post-lockdown, as we all start crawling back to the dance-floors! This dynamic producer duo have meshed together both vintage and modern production styles for this record. Overall though, the influences of modern acts shines through for this record, and as
Listen to the 'Jungle Fire, Vol. 2' by Crate Classics here: