Back2Back Records launches with the "Principium EP" from one of the label founders JNB. The mission statement of the label is to showcase new and exciting D&B producers from within Scandianvia and thrust them into the international spotlight.
In the coming months you can expect releases from the Back2Back crew and a growing back catalogue of tracks from newcomers to the Scandinavian D&B scene.
JNB brings an intelligent, dark but smooth twist to Drum and Bass. The twenty-seven-year-old originally hails from England but is now based in Stockholm, Sweden and takes influence from the cold and dark winters of the north.
Kicking things off on the E.P we have the aptly named "Principium" – Dark sweeping pads lead you to a place, a place where you are unsure whats about to happen until you are lead by the hand via punchy drums and an eerie vocal. A distorted arp takes us toward heavy sub shots as the track unfolds and sets the mood for the other gems on the E.P. A perfect accompaniment to any 3 am smoky dance floor.
Next up we have "The Train". JNB takes influence from Stockholm's bustling metro system and invites you to join him on a no holds barred D&B roller. Tight drums, strong stabs and chugging percussion join you in a packed carriage, whilst the conductor announces the train is ready to depart. Are you ready to get on board this dark throbbing locomotive to destination unknown?
The penultimate track off the E.P is entitled "Kaliber" A razor sharp roller which twists and turns its way through the caverns of the underworld. Where we are greeted by our host who offers us a brooding bass line with lashings of percussion and a side of mayhem.
Finally we end with "Ergosphere". A magnum opus of sinister proportions. A space odyssey teleporting you to another dimension. Initially beginning with filtered verby hats the track simmers down before alien lifeforms begin transmitting from the darkest recess of the universe. Thick pads pull you along this almost Kubrick like quest before we make one final approach to the black hole!
All tracks are written and produced by Jamie Boyle
Recorded at Smorgasbord Studios – Stockholm
Mastering by Nick Burchall, Audio Animals
Graphic Design by Jamie Boyle
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