Drumcode’s latest release sees Nihad Tule team up with long-term friend and collaborator Nima Khak to deliver ‘Framework’, backed with Nihad Tule solo outing ‘Smut’.
The Stockholm-based duo’s work will be known to anyone who has followed Drumcode sister label Truesoul, and this pairing is a precursor to a new collaborative project (alongside Lars Johanson) entitled Shufflekraft so it’s fair to say Drumcode has got a bit of a scoop.
‘Framework’ is a heavily shuffled number, with nicely rounded sounds providing a smooth and hypnotic listen. The bass is typically relentless though, so there’s no shortage of power to underpin the subtle melodies and sandblasted groove. It would be a mistake not to mention the frankly epic breakdown five minutes in too, as it forces the track into overdrive.
In ‘Smut’, Nihad has created a more stripped and moody groove – equally as brutal but in a more understated fashion. The drums are metallic and the elements are kept to a minimum, with just a modicum of effect automation and an eveloping held string developing the tracks intensity.
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