Jack Michael / Alec Falconer – Dartford Crossing EP – 12″ (ORBLDN004)
Orbital London, a label with UK flavours embedded in its ethos. They mark their next chapter with the ‘Dartford Crossing’ EP featuring founder, Jack Michael and on fire producer, Alec Falconer.
Time to get busy! ‘Holding it Down’ ignites the EP with it’s killer broken drums, splashes of acid, and old school vocal sample. Essentially everything you want from a 90’s rave anthem, but in modern times. Alec steps up for his ‘Over the Bridge’ interpretation of ‘Holding It Down’ a simpler structure than the original, but not to be underestimated. A squelchy bass line infused with garage drum work.
On the flip Falconer provides ’40oz’ a progressive arrangement which leads you in to a feel good energy, with infectious keys, and pensive pads. In return Jack conjures up his ‘Through the Tunnel Mix’ of ‘40oz’ taking things up a notch with its bending twists and turns, a gritty heads down affair from the talented producer.
The raw sounds of the producers and the Orbital London tenacity strike again, maintaining their status as an essential label.