Simon/Off Phuture Shock Musik

Simon/off is hitting the ground running with his second EP for Phuture Shock Musik, titled Moleculesthe sequel to his 2011, similarly themed Planetary Communication EP. Molecules continues Simon/off’s exploration into 4/4 tempos and broken rhythms, experimenting with the vast possibilities within the ever expanding bass music realm, taking inspiration from such varied sources as D’n’B powerhouses such as Reinforced and Metalheadz, to 90’s Detroit Techno and the newer sounds coming from Bristol.

The title track “Molecules” sets expectations high with its twisted blend of UK funky and a healthy dose of techno, where finely honed synth-stabs play beautifully with broken percussion and enough bass to drive it home. Next up is the more minimal groove “Rhythm 38” driven by a powerful square wave bass line coupled with sparse beats and vocal edits. The flip side showcases “You Don’t Get It” where Simon/off takes a more intellectual tack in contrast to the dance-minded heaviness that dominates side A, working precisely executed drum lines around a hypnotizing chord progression. Digital-exclusive cut “From A To B” rounds it off with signature 2-step-meets-techno funk. Stream below and check your favorite distributor for release this week.


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