It is highly unfortunate most are far more familiar with the likes of Skrillex than this duo. At the same time, however, credit is still due for bringing the genre to the masses. Inevitable it is though, that sooner or later, many will begin to grow tired of the empty; hollow; repetitive sounds and samples used unsparingly. As they yearn for more, listeners will begin their search for the root of the sound. Enter Kryptic Minds. Originally formed in 1999, 10 years after steadily building an impressive dark drum & bass backlog, the production duo zeroed in on dubstep. They have since pioneered a bit of both the sound and depth of the darker movement. And today brought the offical release of Biome‘s long-awaited remix of Kryptic Minds‘ 2010 track, “Hybrid“. Savage tune this. Such atmosphere. Killer combination these producers. Absolutely cannot wait for this release. “Raven” on the flip. 12″ forthcoming on Osiris Music.
More from Biome. On a roll this guy. Too deep.
There’s a lot of talent in Manchester that tends to get overlooked,
but it’s a testament to the city’s apparently inherent passion for music that this acts less as a barrier than as a hurdle that needs to be crossed at its highest point. Biome is a producer representative of this approach in that there is nothing rushed about his work and he only seems happy if what people are hearing from is something that he can call fully-formed. After first breaking into dubstep with the sort of big kicks and dark mid-range found on tunes like ‘Sonic’ he has honed his sound to something genuinely original and he’s now reaping the rewards of his patience and getting regular plays from some of the biggest names on the circuit. By considering the importance of the mid-range of a tune alongside the bassline and still keeping in mind the idea of space, Biome builds that ever-elusive sense of darkness into his beats whilst maintaining the energy within them that is necessary to get people moving on a dancefloor.