Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Koan Sound - The Adventures of Mr. Fox [Out Now]



This U.K. duo may look innocent but they know exactly how to produce that dark heavy glitch-hop/break sound, and have be dropping massive tunes for quite a while now. Probably best known for their "Funk Blaster" EP on OWSLA, or for some of the more serious fans their early 2011 release "Max Out".

The two have been touring and working with many artists like Kill The Noise & Skrillex since their signing with Owlsa and it was about time we got word of a new project. Koan Sound have managed to clinch this niche genre and make it their own with their high standards of production and originality, which only makes this new EP that much more exciting.

This latest EP "The Adventures of Mr. Fox" is yet again all class. The two have again demonstrated their tallant and originality. They've kept to their unique style whilst also keeping the sound new and interesting. On this EP they have done something quite differently though, there is one track "Introvert", that is unlike a lot of their other material. It's a very calm and hypnotic track, in which they manage to seamlessly incorporate their own dark dubstep/glitch vibe. The other three originals are classic full blooded Koan, pumping energy with those funky basses and crispy chops that we love. The EP also packs three remixes from Reso, Neosignal & OPIUO. We came across OPIUO only recently and were extremely pleased to see his name on this new Koan Sound release, and is our preferred remix of the three.

There isn't too much to say about the release apart from that it is very impressive and well worth having in your music library.

- Flanners

Track List:
1. 80's Fitness
2. Eastern Thug
3. Sly Fox
4. Introvert
5. 80's Fitness (Reso Remix)
6. Eastern Thug (Neosignal)
7. Sly Fox (OPIUO Remix)



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