IMP007 - John Matrix - Brothel Creeper

by John Matrix



Lancashire based and Manchester studied John Matrix is yet another newcomer to the expanding Imperial family, we welcome him to the label bringing his diverse sound to our palette.
John's style is derived and manufactured from the early drum and bass era of the nineties and tells us his influences include Metalheadz boss Goldie, Ed Rush and Optical, as well as absorbing style from other genres including house, breakbeat and jungle. Quoting the man himself his productions are influenced by dark menacing drums and atmospherics and we can clearly see that throughout his catalogue.With past releases on Inna Riddim, Krypt and most recently our friends at Annihilate Audio John is injecting his unique sound into the bloodstream of the dubstep genre and community.
First on the EP is the journey that is "Brothel Creeper", instantly the temperature drops as it introduces itself, the percussion and atmospherics can only be described as haunting as well as the vocal sample.A reese progresses through the track with all the cold, dark hits as the intro and a kick line to help keep you moving.
"Kilimanjaro" comes straight in with a pounding kick drum until the build, an almost tribal vocal comes into the mix and stays with us until the drop, a warming element to the track.This one is definitely a mover, shuffling hats with rolling snares, all together a bouncy vibe but keeping to the dark dubstep sound John is known for.
Finally on the EP, Mr Matrix welcomes us to the even more “Darker Realms” of his mind with the release titled track.The final track on this release is the harder of the three, bringing more mid range to the table including a well known sample on the intro (I’m sure you can place it).With growls and resonating mids, out of this world percussion it keeps to the whole tribal/dark sound of the EP but also bringing an excellently executed head nodder of a track.


released October 27, 2014



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