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DISTANCE FEAT. BENGA & CYRUS
"With ribcages still rattling from the last Chestplate release, Distance dishes out another double dose of dubstep to keep his shockwaves shaking craniums and chest cavities worldwide. The sixth release continues the label's template for showcasing Distance's own indomitable productions, this time with longtime collaborator Cyrus joining the maestro as well as the Afro Warrior himself, Benga combining with the Chestplate don. Whilst CHEST006 sees Distance collaborating with two of the scene's biggest names, it is also one of the most experimental Chestplates to date, but yet it loses no appeal for the hardcore dubstep contingent. Previous releases on Chestplate have meandered around the hard and nasty to the cold and ferocious. Both categories are covered on this 12''. Chokehold sees Distance and Benga injecting ingenuity into the rhythm pattern to 'what-the-fuck!' levels. As ever, Distance's textures and sound design work shine whilst the groove stamps Benga's giant footprint all over it. The result sounds like the track could be no one elses. It snaps and snakes, pounds and pulsates whilst laughing in the face of the ten a penny tear out wobblers. This one is more devastating than any of those, whilst being simultaneously understated and innovative. 'Surrender,' in collaboration with Cyrus, is a pure rumbler; maniacal and menacing to the very last bar. Its haunting ambience is enough to petrify even the most hardened raver. A classic Distance and Cyrus workout. Eyes down, zone-out skank-out material. These tracks have been getting major support from across the dubstep DJ spectrum with full blessings coming from the likes of Skream, Mary Anne Hobbs and Hatcha. Alongside contemporaries like Benga, Skream, Pinch and Digital Mystikz, Distance has been responsible for shaping the dubstep sound as we know it today."
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