2020 Mar 20     
2 Bit Thugs

Intrinzic comes to Quentin Hiatus's label with a three-tracker packed with ominous, moody vibes

If you're in the market for some seriously deep D&B vibes then this three-tracker from US producer Intrinzic, coming on Quentin Hiatus's Free Love Digi label, is one you need to check for immediately.

Left Field kicks things off, sounding almost like an anthem for our current turbulent, confusing times. It's a dark, dystopic affair, centred around some seriously heavy bass drops that are craftilty counterpointed by very light-touch percussion and soulful male vocal snips. Should you find yourself, at any point in the near future, blazing one last fatty as you watch the world outside your windows burn, this'd be the one to reach for!

Red Sun has a similar MO but with a slightly less doomy vibe overall, some delicate keys work and a haunting, near-falsetto male vocal: if you're old enough to remember Carlton's rave-era classic Do You Dream?, this has a similarly trippy, off-kilter feel. And then completing the EP is Artifact, another deep-enough-to-swim-in minimal/liquid roller with snatches of spoken female vocal.

All told, a superb EP that's sounding just about perfect right now!

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 20 March



Review Score: 9




Tags: Intrinzic, Free Love Digi, Quentin Hiatus, D&B, DNB, D+B, drum & bass, drum n bass, liquid, minimal