• “Regicide” set to a picture of the housing 12″ cover. Thanks to sdasdfgdfsg.
“Fantastic Drum n Bass from England”
12″ single (Tectonic TEC-086) released in July 2015.
This is a bit special – upwards motion on that volume control is irresistible – let that bass roll down your spine!
Jack Gibbons aka Ipman hails from rural Herefordshire, a world away from the city-born influences that form his sound. A self confessed tech nerd, Gibbons builds his sound experimenting with granular and modular synths, rewiring drum machines and mangling sounds with hardware. ~ electronicexplorations.org
Beatport have a nice overview of the 12″:
Ipman’s debut release for Tectonic steps in hard with two excellent cuts for the dancefloor, “Regicide” hitting in at 140bpm, while “Ghostrunner” takes it’s pace at 128bpm. Following on from releases on imprints including Osiris and Tectonic’s sister label Cold Recordings, Ipman demonstrates his ability to seamlessly fuse sounds, textures and moods – from jungle to techno and everything in between. The results are clear – high impact dancefloor energy delivered in a well-measured fashion: intricate rhythms and textures dance around thunderous subs and powerful sonic rushes.
‘Regicide’ repackages the mid-1990s jungle experience into 140bpm breakbeat science for 2015. Atmospherics and pads build in tension throughout the intro, a distorted reese bass being summoned from the depths emerges over crashing breaks, chopped and rearranged, effected and dynamic. An irresistible energy is delivered on the drop that will get any raver on their feet – and moving hard! “That’s why we killed the king”. Wheel and come again – long live the king!
Heard on Kevin Robinson’s September 2015 show on Dandelion Radio.
You can download this from Beatport.