Title:Cinematics / Who Needs Attack
Label:Surely Bassy
When this label first contacted us in the spring of 2010 with a correctly spelled and politely phrased request for distribution, our affirmative response was all but assured on the strength of their name alone, and as arbitrary decisions go, fortune granted us a favour. As every incurable vinyl obsessive can pull out a handful of vital purchases inspired by no more than a cool sleeve, so it goes that an imprint with the wit to christen themselves Surely Bassy boasts an artist roster possessed of equally supple cerebral elasticity. The label's second release is 'Cinematics' by Leeds-based producer Quantax. With extensive knowledge and experience in sound manipulation, Quantax's take on ever-evolving bass music guides the listener on a musical journey evoking thoughts of nostalgia, reflection, contemplation and calm. His stunning debut consists of two tracks of beautifully crafted electronica encompassing both bass weight and musical harmony. 'Cinematics' showcases Quantax's highly skilled production techniques and demonstrates textural presentation through the art of sound design. 'Who Needs Attack' offers lush orchestral melodies underpinned by a 2-step inspired percussive shuffle whilst the driving sub-bass compliments the garage-esque vocal progressions. With a forthcoming release on Fent Plates, a string of remixes ready to roll out, and the future release of field-recording inspired project 'Oculus', Quantax can only establish himself further within the electronic music scene throughout 2011 and on into 2012.