Dimuth K & Shannon Davin – Exile (Ep) Review

Dimuth K & Shannon Davin – Exile (Ep) Review

When two DJ’s representing different styles of music decide to collaborate, it could turn out to be something very good or a complete train wreck.

Dimuth K & Shannon

However, in this case it has definitely worked!

Exile

The title track ‘Exile’ is super dark with some sinister FX work and cinematics, the bassline is thick and heavy, the Glitchy vocal drop only adds to the menacing nature of the tune.

Halo

‘Halo’ follows a similar path but with gruntier bass work. The track breaks down to give way to some dreamy pads and a few glitchy undertones of filtered synth work and ghostly voices. When the sub driven kick comes back, it takes no prisoners.

Paladin

The last track ‘Paladin’ is more Electronica than anything else to me and is reminiscent of 90’s Crystal Method or even Chemical Brothers for that matter. This tune is very raw and maybe slightly a bit too raw when it comes to the mixdown of the bass channel. Having said that, it follows similar construction to ‘Halo’ where the build leads to opening up of the pads and a hint of glitchy vocals.

review

If you look at the whole EP, this is not a festival or peak time record. It is indeed a very simple record with no jaw dropping chord progressions or hand numbing finger jabs. And that is not necessarily a bad thing because sometimes ‘simple’ just works!

It is difficult to produce music that keeps the listener hooked on till the end or music that can act as a conduit between other tunes that are equally good. That is exactly what this EP IS – good, simple, well-constructed production that will work with other music in a DJ set.

To produce this kind of music you really need to love the sound you represent. It is clear that these guys definitely love the sound and they know what works at 4am in a dark, sweaty underground club setting and they have brought it all into this EP and then some.

 

Reviewed by Dan Othnapitiya

(Secret Sound / Ableton Lecturer / Dj & Producer)

 

Check out the EP & dont forget to share or buy if you wanna show your support

‘There was never an international scene without a local one’

Editor review

Overall
7.1/5
Exile
7.1/5
Halo
7.1/5
Paladin
6.1/5

6.85

Excellent
6.85
Summary

To produce this kind of music you really need to love the sound you represent. It is clear that these guys definitely love the sound and they know what works at 4am in a dark, sweaty underground club setting and they have brought it all into this EP and then some.

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