Martyn’s 3024 label has been highlighting its strengths within the last year with releases provided by some of the most innovative producers in the electronic music underground. After putting out excellent EPs from the likes of Anunaku/TSVI, Pugilist, Yak, and Djoser - For this brand new EP, Martyn teams up with fellow BPM/genre-nomad Om Unit.
Inspired by Om Unit’s hometown of Bristol, the four-track EP acts as an homage to the city that has shaped both their sounds for decades, as well as a love letter to techstep innovators Nico and Ed Rush; resulting in a release that dovetails genres and melds masterfully into hybrid territory. Starting with “Tracksuit Dub”, the twosome blend their synonymous approaches into a 140BPM tech-influenced dub crusher.
On “Passenger”, things get darker, faster, and more ominous. Whilst on the flip, Om Unit’s signature breakbeats meet the vibrant sample work of Martyn, resulting in the enigmatic “Shapes”. Finally, “Skimming” is an exercise in switched energies, melding uptempo and downtempo rhythms towards a slinky journey of a closing track.
Martyn x Om Unit - The Passenger EP
Formats: Digital &Vinyl
Digital Release: 9th November 2020
Physical Release: 16th November 2020
A1. Tracksuit Dub
Listen to ‘Passenger’ on Bandcamp