Arridim is back with his brand of intense, weighty Bass music for RDWRK003
Arridim is quickly notching up a discography of releases on the scene’s biggest and best labels and for his latest EP he’s teamed up with RDWRK – though relatively new, a label fully capable of matching his ambition.
‘Giving You Up/ Everything’ has had a huge amount of support across the UK underground scene and it’s easy to see why. The dark, brooding atmospherics on the intro of ‘Giving You Up’ is typical of Arridim, and the tension is relieved through the driving 4×4 drums and raw Reese bassline, the chopped vocal haunting in the background, all working together to create one of the darkest Speed Garage tunes of late. ‘Everthing’ is more in the vein of the current UK Bass sound, with gritty, distorted basslines chugging away over another chunky 4×4 drum pattern. The pitched percussion is incredibly satisfying, especially on the fills.
We’ve premiered the remix of ‘Giving You Up’, which sees garage legend El-B acting under his Ghost alias, creating suspense with a sparse intro before dropping into a stop-start, choppy 2step flip on the original. As if ‘Giving You Up’ wasn’t instant pullup material already, this takes the track to new levels – there’s just something about that long drawn out reese giving away to the fragmented drums.
You can stream the premiere of Arridim – ‘Giving You Up’ (Ghost Remix) below and remember to make sure you cop this massive EP in full when it drops on 23/2/12.