WHAT’S TRULY REAL IS WHAT YOU BELIEVE TO BE REAL. BELIEVE THE PATTERN HOAX.
As spring dawns, and it always seems mysterious how our whole earth springs to life again just like that, Eastern Promise Audio is back with a Maxi EP full of mysterious dreams which can’t be easily classified as either good or bad. What will be certain is that it will leave you with wonder and energy. EPA’s 11th release proudly presents the sounds of martianMan and Greenleaf with sounds certified to its high standards to make you wonder… are the patterns you see just a hoax?
Pure junglists among us need no introduction from upcoming drum ‘n bass producers martianMan and Greenleaf, but in case you did have a long and busy winter, these two producers hailing from Texas and New Orleans in the States already have a noteworthy list of releases under their belts. Their beginnings on Eastern Promise Audio therefore had to be guaranteed to continue their ever rising degree of quality, and now the time is right. The Pattern Hoax Maxi EP consists of no more than 6 storming tracks including an exclusive remix by longtime EPA resident and undeniable London king of breaks Double O.
To get as properly in the mood as possible, Greenleaf opens EPA11 with ‘Doughnuts’, where visions of space are enacted by mysterious pads and warps, while twisting jungle breaks pick you up on the ride. A seemingly jungle ride floating on is suddenly interrupted by a sound of coldness, and soon heavy industrial warps set one into hyper speed as amens heavy as lead propel you into the void. Warning: contains some swearing. And remember, this is just a warm up.
martianMan then takes over with three takes on which is already a drum ‘n bass classic, entitled ‘Saddle Up’. The most delicious breakbeats and dub sounds pick you right up in the mood as oldschool Digital & Spirit type of stabs start delivering some heavy blows to the stomach. The first and original version is what it should be; raw, for the floor, and delicately twisted. The ‘Pad Version’ following is a bit of a more light and mysterious take on the original, and minus the stabs from the original it has the funky beat but with a delicate atmosphere which wasn’t that obvious in the original. Greenleaf then already takes over again with his remix, where he lets his break magic work to the max to get a drumfunk twist on the original going with no end. Its atmosphere floats perfectly between the previous 2 mixes and is just as essential.
After the ‘Saddle Up’ madness, Greenleaf’s Dark Visions which was released last year (Omni Music) gets the special Double O treatment brought to you by EPA. Expect no less than some of the most haunting and dark dreaming sounds with drumworks which can only be labeled as Double O certified. Reminding very much of the sounds of the Why Are We Here? EP (EPA02), Double O is back and as always delivers.
For the outro, Greenleaf takes us on an unusual jazzy journey through deep space where all connection with our base seems lost and the laws and patterns we live by everyday lost all meaning. ‘Micro’ is set to take you to a world like this, and after all the carnage of this maxi EP leave you off where it started, in a world of mystery and doubt of what’s really real. That’s for you to decide.
Artists: martianMan, Greenleaf
1 Greenleaf – Doughnuts
2 martianMan – Saddle Up (Original)
3 martianMan – Saddle Up (Pad Version)
4 martianMan – Saddle Up (Greenleaf Remix)
5 Greenleaf – Dark Visions (Double O Remix)
6 Greenleaf – Micro
Release Date: March, 2015 (available later on Juno and Digital-Tunes)
Format: wave, flac, alac, aac, ogg, mp3 and more
Written & Produced/Remixed by: D. Yates, G. Greenleaf & D. Henry
Mastering: T. Van Zeytveld
Artwork: R. Peperkamp