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November 10, 2003

Calyx - Killa EP

Calyx has been steadily rising as one of the scenes most talented producers and innovators for the last couple of years and now has forthcoming singles/EP’s on Grooverider’s Prototype and Goldie’s Metalheadz labels respectively. He’s also lining up a release for Dillinja’s Valve Recordings imprint - It’s good to see that this production maestro is finally getting the props that he so richly deserves. Watch this space!

‘Killa’ has been causing utter mayhem over the last few weeks but there are three other tracks on this EP.

‘Ascension’ sees a light energetic break skipping over ice cold pads and moody vocal textures. As the soundscape drops into an atmospheric abyss, a viscous, oscillating, distorted b-line sweeps in and builds to a devastating drop of pounding breaks and heaving moody bass.

‘Collision Course’ washes from atmospheric drones and a heavy, rolling break into a twisting, bouncing acidic riff which emerges and evolves as a driving, hypnotic hook.

‘Just You’ has a distinctly latin feel; the intro of a lazy acoustic guitar loop and light shuffling breaks give little indication of the dark funk to come. From out of the warmth a dirty double bass riff emerges, combining with a heavy, twisting lo-end synth and monstrous distorted 808s to produce layer upon layer of heavy, nasty calyx-funk flavas.