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Drums Of Death - Red Waves
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Drums Of Death

Red Waves

Civil Music

Released: 5th December 2011 | 4 track house ep

Following on from the dark atmosphere of 'Black Waves', Drums Of Death returns with the next in the sequence: 'Red Waves'. Four tracks of ecstatic electronics displaying it's makers love for techno and house music, all ramped up with big sounds and stripped back arrangements.

'Tear The Box Apart' opens the EP with marching snares rolling under a massive lead synth. Toms, snares and claps...; the classic palette of the 808 drum machine is well covered but it's the unique poly-rhythmic synth work and angular arrangements that set the track apart from those of retro-fetishists.

Cheeky and fun, 'The Jerk' shows that simple elements do a big roller make. So addictive, it's the bouncing bass and buzzing lead that drag you along. A UK Garage groove takes control whilst the hollowed out barrel toms go for the gut.

'Venice Beach' crafts bright chords that swirl and build. The infectious melody makes way for pitched bleeps and a towering 'Reese' bassline. Tested extensively in DoD's frenzied live shows, 'Venice Beach' is the glowing, melodic heart at the centre of the adrenaline-fuelled 'Red Waves' collection.

In 'Bang The Drum' Drums Of Death talks to us through a vocoder...; Just bang the drum and kill the noise, mute the synth and then the voice. Hardly a ballad, this missive represents the newer Drums of Death sound...; taught, electronic machine funk. Holding reverence for techno's godfathers but also for it's wayward children like Cristian Vogel, an elastic bassline lurches around rattling 909 hi-hats. 'Bang The Drum' rounds off a highly energetic EP that continues the 'Waves' odyssey of it's composer.

'Black Waves' is out now, 'Red Waves' is available 5th Dec 2011 and with further installments in the series to follow its obvious that, voodoo, face paint and hype aside, Drums Of Death is a producer firmly fixated on moving forward.

"i fucking adore DoD and this will definitely be getting some love – hot, passionate and all-consuming love – from us. In fact, I'm going to elope with it and we'll have a million children."
Eddy Lawrence, Time Out
"will try"
Tiga, DJ / Turbo Records
"Bang the drum big in the game"
Pushaman, DJ
"These tracks show Colin is a first rate producer. Full support for whole EP."
Joe Roberts, DJ Mag
"pounding techno electro hybrids. nice."
Tim Lorenz, Groove
"Incredible, forward thinking electronic music, and the best thing Colin has ever done. When your last thing, is your best thing, that is a rare and wonderful position to be in :)"
Eddie Temple Morris, XFM
"So hard to pick a favourite!! Really great release!"
Clouds, DJ
"the Jerk is bad!"
Joe Goddard/Hotchip, DJ
"DOD really feels like he is getting into his stride now, great EP"
Mumdance, DJ
"Loving A1,A2 and B2 definitely gonna be playing these in my 130bpm set at the WHP in December"
Skream, DJ