By: Anand Harsh
Our timing was damn near impeccable, announcing the addition of Ivy Lab to The Untz Festival less than 24 hours before the UK drum & bass legends revealed the Peninsula EP, which dropped today (March 17) on Critical Music. The standard bearers for experimental bass and beats from Great Britain are making yet another statement with their latest release.
In the midst of a tour of the Americas, the four-track EP—which will be pressed to vinyl—pops off with the filthiest halftime you've ever heard. The opening title track and it's Middle Eastern vibes gives way to another monster in “Magikess.”
EP standout “Thirsty” is just a gorgeous representation of what Halogenix, Sabre, and Stray can do when they want to make a crossover smash. The trio takes on their hit “Forex” for a halftime VIP that cuts down the D&B tune in size, and scatters its limbs across smoldering PCU's and charred remains. It's a scorcher.
The Ivy Lab North American spring tour with SHADES (another festival act EPROM alongside the UK's Alix Perez) continues into Reno/Tahoe area tonight and then off to Atlanta tomorrow night, then closes out with three dates in Canada next week. After that, you can look forward to catching the halftime heroes at The Untz Festival in Mariposa, California from June 2-4. Tickets are moving.
Visit www.theuntzfestival.com to snag your passes.
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