I don’t think I’ve ever heard a single track from the UK based duo Tantrum Desire that I didn’t like before, and their latest EP “Guided Rhythm” released on their home label Technique Recordings this week, did not disappoint in the slightest.
“Guided Rhythm” simply features two different versions of the single, both done by Tantrum Desire themselves – a drum and bass original as well as a dubstep remix. The dubstep remix stays true to the original, keeping the basic foundation the same while slowing it down and adding a little something different. Give them both a listen, and pick them up now if you’re feeling it – released this week everywhere.
From the label, Technique Recordings:
It’s not just the drum and bass die-hards who are getting into the Tantrum Desire sound. Their last release, “What Is Your Desire” featuring the monumental vocals of I-Kay, thrust this production duo further into the spotlight with airplay across Radio 1, 1Xtra and Kiss 109. Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of views for the video and strong support from DJs in parties worldwide which, for artists of this calibre, you can take for granted.
So, sounds like they’d be satisfied with hitting those levels. Nope. They’re back to push things a few notches further.
“Guided Rhythm” takes the Tantrum Desire formula and tweaks it. We know they can inject energy into a tune, and here they deliver a double dose. Right from the word go, percussive sounds project anticipation through the speakers. And then the tension’s cranked even further with old skool stabs and a vocal riff that will make this tune immediately recognisable. As the drums build alongside bass sweeps you know you’re in the hands of consummate dancefloor destruction technicians. And then the drop heralds bassline power and a rise through more high-voltage synth-work that won’t let the rave slow down.
And that’s just the drum and bass mix.
Next up we have a dubstep reworking that reconstitutes the elements into something that’s completely different. Not just a switch of tempo but a whole switch of vibe. The sparser beats allow the intro stabs and vocal lick to develop into a drop that delivers bassline savagery. With the aggressive bass played off against a counterpoint of alarm-call high-end sounds, this delivers a late-night alert to wake up and keep skanking.
So, “Guided Rhythm” is a demonstration of Tantrum Desire’s ability to keep their style evolving and twist up their sounds for any vibe. Whether you spin D&B or dubstep, these are going to find their way into discerning DJs sets across raves and airwaves wherever bass is appreciated.
1. Tantrum Desire – Guided Rhythm
2. Tantrum Desire – Guided Rhythm (Dubstep Mix)
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