Release: ORIGINS EP
Label: OUR SPACE
New Scottish DJ and producer ARKLEY continues his unique 90s rave redux with the release of the 'Origins EP' on Bristol's Our Space records.
Lead track 'Back 2 Love (House '89)' is soaked in the spirit and sweat of the M25 orbital raves and warehouse parties of 1989's second "Summer of Love". Analogue synth stabs and chopped-up house diva samples ride an irrepressible rhythm track all the way to a heady climax.
'All I Got Is Love' switches things up with an early UK garage influenced Korg M1 workout. Sliced-up vocals interlock with skipping drums and an instant-classic M1 organ bassline to create an irresistible summer groove track.
To round-off the EP, ARKLEY ups the tempo on the hardcore breakbeat-inspired 'Burnin' (138 Energy Mix)'. With an infectious synth riff and pitched up vocals, the track recalls the relentless energy and rugged grooves of The Prodigy's 'Experience'.
The 'Origins EP' was produced by ARKLEY in his home studio and mastered by Mike Marsh (The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers and Basement Jaxx). It follows 'Rave '92 (Everybody Dancing)' (BBC Introducing "tip of the week", supported by Judge Jules) and his debut 'Music (Over & Over)', which was used on primetime BBC News to soundtrack scenes from Leeds Festival 2021.
ARKLEY has received multiple plays on BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, over 150k combined streams for his two singles to date, as well as features in DMC World, Mundane Magazine and EDM Lab. He has also produced guest mixes for Housesessions, Harmor On Mix and Trackwolves XL.
The 'Origins EP' expands on ARKLEY's fresh and intuitive ability to reinvigorate classic 90s dance sounds to make timeless-sounding modern records.