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How Things Have Changed Since Logical Progression.
on 5 January 2014
As a fan of Bukem's work i must say the evolution from Logical Progression's deep, atmospheric vibes seem to have been surpassed by faster beats, lighter bass lines and interspersed moments of jazz themes here and there as opposed to the more sustained and consistant atmospheric sounds of old.
The two step drum patterns are tighter and more finely programmed than any dnb i've ever heard to date. Sounds great as a percussion, but for me at least it just feels like it's holding back the vibes for the beats, and of course on the dance floor the beats are what moves the people. For me though, without the dancefloor it raises a few stand out tracks and gives a generally satisfying mix. It's not devoid of soul by any means but i do feel the mellow vibes, atmosphere and deep jazz licks of old has been pushed away somewhat in favour of what moves the dancers.
Fantastic production and mixing are all evident and it's certainly worth your time if your a fan of Bukem and his label releases. Just not as consistantly soulful or as atmospherically immersed as i remembered the label by.