Published on October 12th, 2019 | by Tariq Ziyad0
Phonetix- 27 Months
Phonetix presents a full length LP of Garage, Bass & DnB, proceeds go to this crowdfunder justgiving.com/crowdfunding/alyssathomas for the artist’s daughter who has been going through chemotherapy
“’27 Months’ is the new album from Phonetix, recorded to supplement the Crowdfunding page (justgiving.com/crowdfunding/alyssathomas) set up in aid of taking his daughter Alyssa on the trip of a lifetime in order to reward her warrior-like endurance of 27 months of Chemotherapy.”
This album is a must for music lovers with an open mind and an ear for quality. Things kick off with the emotive keys of ‘Hiding In Plain Sight’, a mixture of classy piano and that oldskool UKG vibe.
‘Overlooked’ is a huge, soulful DnB roller with stunning vocals supplied by Harsh set to a jazzy, horn loaded groove. ‘Shock To Ya’ Senses’ is for the bassheads with punchy basslines, breaks, 4×4 and sick bars.
‘The Rage’ ft Rawkus is a Tech DnB slammer worthy of any reputable DnB rave with mania inducing build ups mayhem payloads!
‘Blue Step’ ft Brendan Mills oozes with Bluenote Jazz class with a 2 step beat, as if Miles Davis made garage!
‘World Of Hurt’ flips back into 170bpm mode blending Liquid and Techstep for a highly satisfying powerhouse tune
‘Company’ ft Harsh opens with crisp 4×4 kicks and clean, deep subs before unfolding into pure soulful House with a 90s twist.
‘Nasty’ is oldskool jump up drum and bass to a tee with a murky bassline and heavyweight beats sure to put big grins on faces!
‘I Want Your Number’ ft Harsh drips with R&B smoothness like a gold chain in timeless UKG fashion. ‘Ode To Otis’ is a super phat 4×4 garage chugger a la Karl Tuff Enuf Brown with a steamroller b-line and those signature funky keys.
‘Why’ ft Harsh opens with cut up vox and slips seamlessly into an organ driven 2 stepper straight from the golden era. So much credit has to be given to the amazing voice of Harsh who really adds to the fine flavour of these tracks.
‘Spirit’ features some incredible melodies at 170bpm, a slick disco DnB roller with a cool Rocky sample. The album finishes with a moody Jungle steppa featuring Mobb Deep. The drum programming is exceptional, a great showcase of Phonetix’ multi genre production skills. Here is an album you need to get!