When we think of Drum & Bass, we think of hard-hitting, fast-paced breakbeats accompanied by all sorts of sounds ranging from industrial to futuristic. Our favorite genre tempoed at 160-180 BPM, emerged around the time of the mid-1990’s in England. Ever since then, we have been shuffling, candy-stomping, and gloving to DnB. Fast forward to 2012 where Submatik arises from Germany and Belgium to bring the most soothing Bass we’ve heard in a long time. Their latest EP, Gelassenheit, is German for the feeling of calmness and collectedness that will wash over you as you emerge yourself in the funky, jazz-infused tracks of the release. Distinct in musical character and rich of orchestrated liquid DnB, Submatik hits home with a perfect start to 2014. The EP as a whole is beautifully addicting and entirely consuming. Every track blends together wonderfully and sounds like one coherent, auditory thought.
2014 is looking outstanding for the trio of Bass boys. Download Gelassenheit here, and enjoy the meditative melodies while you continue those New Year’s resolutions!
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