After 2 years of free music, it only felt right that RAW Records' first distributed release came from its owners Thomas White & Dear Lola. Starting off with 2 collaborations that are "BB" and "I Know", the familiar elements are immediatly recognizable from their latest work. The pair weaves drum breaks, sub lines, and vocals (provided by Dear Lola) with their usual attention for details in a truly genre bending, almost jazzy approach to club music where the sharpness of machine drums is drowned in a rich palette of textures and organic percussions. Following this collaborative journey is Dear Lola's solo contribution to the release, the dark and brooding "Trippin", which he wrote and performed the vocals for, the result being this near-interlude that invites the listeners to smoke one up... Or two. Closing the originals chapter is Thomas with his own solo creation, the emotional "Give You Up", truly showcasing his mastery of drum breaks with one of the freshest selection of samples, completed with a bassline that simply cannot hold its place for more than a second and a very sharply auto-tuned and tearful vocal.
With some amazing remixes from Dave Luxe, Dead Horse Beats, Principal Dean and SIMPIG covering a wider spectrum of bass music and giving new life to the originals.
released February 22, 2015
Mastering: KAW @ Mastertracks.la
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