BERRY / BERRY (SUBMERSE REMIX) (SWING AND SKIP)
As late 2010 witnesses yet another shift in dubstep's on-going identity "crisis", the next new generation of producers and labels are making their presence felt by propogating their own latest mutated and hybridised versions of the bass music gene-code.
Among their number is Montreal's Swing & Skip imprint, who are about to launch with a remarkably fresh 12" from Canadian producer Hissy Fit, coupled with a pristine remix from British up and comer Submerse (co-owner of the wonderful Night Audio label).
Schooled as a recording engineer, Hissy Fit aka Matthew Hiscock is a well established Canadian DJ, promoter and blogger with many years production experience under his belt, with a background in tech-house.
He brings brings a refined and confident technical attitude to the thriving Montreal bass music scene, and it looks like his work in this field is shaping up to make big waves.
Submerse already has productions to his credit on Night Audio, Well Rounded, L2S and Slime, and you'll have to spend the next few months in a locked room to miss the deluge of further releases and remixes he has lined up.
The minimal and delicate 2-step house aesthetic of the main mix of erry' exhibits extreme precision in its production values and drum programming, accompanied by a rumbling and powerful bassline reminiscent of early dubstep sounds.
Submerse's flipside remix draws influences from UK garage and ambient textures while maintaining the essence of the original within a highly individual vision of the piece, adding haunting pads and a killer 4/4 drop.
Both sides are high octane fuel for progressive dancefloors, benefitting from early support by Dusk & Blackdown, and Sinden.