‘Chro’ is a potent broken-beat roller, which welds street ethics and space-conscious sound design into a pumping, futuristic hybrid of jungle and techno. Lightning-fast snare combos snap and hiss, as a heavyweight jungle b-line hoovers its way up and down an earth-shaking rhythmic assault.
On the flip, ‘Chro’ is given a poisonous treatment by dark beat architect Wen. This DJ tool is a hazy, languid take on the original’s shattered drums, ethereal paranoia and gangster bassweight. Wen’s version exudes a strong technical studio confidence layered with a crafty array of sinister sonic inclinations.
LAB016 is simply dark, forward-leaning club music for the ruff sound system set.
Mastered at Dubplates and Mastering and cut on 180-gram vinyl.
Digital tracks mastered at Optimum.