Published on January 4th, 2020 | by Tariq Ziyad0
Luna C & Lowercase-And Four Makes Five EP
The best kind of lunacy to kick off 2020! Luna C & Lowercase ignite the rave with a new EP
Lots of words are used to describe this sound–hardcore, hardcore jungle, jungle tekno but ‘rave’, feels like the best description. A sound that emerged around 1990 that has left a lasting influence on much if not all of today’s dance music.
Not a week goes by without a house track with sirens and early Chicago house bleeps, a thumping techno tune with landlord stabs or a DnB tune with T99 style mentasm riffs or Beltram style hoovers
Luna C has played a huge part in the history and legacy of rave music. Here he teams up with Lowercase for four tracks that solidify rave as a multi tempo sound spectrum where quality production is a given but no fun is sacrificed.
We begin with ‘Drift (Waking Up)’ which mashes up the many faces of hardcore from the onset. The drums switch from SMD style sped up funky drummer breaks to jungle amens while the music effortlessly slides from the dark to the dreamy and back again
‘Peace & Harmony’ leans into the happy 1992 style with vocals from Brothers In Rhythm plus much tinkling of the ivorys in true optimistic 92 fashion. We wish someone would roll up to a Trump rally with a rig and blast this bad boy out loud because we need some peace and harmony and a good old rave up would be nice too!
‘Bittersweet (Taffy)’ has a touch of the Liam Howlett in the opening, a bit of ‘Tales from the darkside’ Tango & Ratty in the progression then out of the blue, a ballad like vocal slips it’s way into the amen mayhem. This is the very spirit of this style, anything goes and it works!
‘Extasy’ rolls up to the party with heavy amens and the classic orchestral one note stab used in everything from New Jack Swing to Belgian New Beat. This could be DJ Crystl, SS or Doc Scott from way back when with heavy sub bass and plenty of melody yet altogether tougher than the signature happy hardcore of 91/92. To sum things up in a word-exceptional