These are not my words but I fully agree with them:
Carlos "S.P.Y" Lima made his name by putting a decidedly positive spin on drum & bass, filling his 2012 debut album What The Future Holds with string-laden, post-liquid tracks that fused floor-filling rhythms with a breezy, carnival-friendly musicality. On this belated follow-up, the Brazilian producer flips the script, delivering a murkier - if no less beautifully produced - set filled with darker, moodier moments. Given his way with mood and rhythm, it's unsurprising to find that Back To Basics Volume 1 hits home hard. Whether laying down and tech-tinged late night roller Brooklyn (Dub), Jelly Belly, a discordant freak-out Riding The Void or an Inner City Life style vocal groover Dusty Fingers, featuring Diane Charlemagne), Lima is at the top of his game.
S.P.Y - Cold Harsh Air (feat. Total Science & Grimm) [Hospital, NHS252LP]
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