For me, one of the albums of the year thus far in dance music circles alongside the Dub Garbiel one we posted about a while back.
Sarantis has seriously killed it on this one taking in delicous Purple dollops of Footwork/Juke, Grime, Dancehall, Bashment and Trap. It’s an amazing and “consistent” collection of tracks that instills great hope in you for the future of UkBass/London Underground/whateva u wanna call it movemement.
“Consistency” being the operative word because most of the time dance albums are so awfully inconsistent and usually contain a few killers and mainly fillers but this one is a driller-killer all the way through, from start to finish.
Take a listen to the album here:
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Electric City is the new album from Sarantis out May 27th via Senseless Records. It takes it’s name from an imagined urban landscape caught somewhere between London and the dystopian sprawl imagined by John Carpenter, Warriors and other classic 80s sci-fi. The music takes audible cues from the soundtracks to those films; bold, raw synths and big drums reverberate but also a melting pot of musical styles ranging from motor city techno and electro funk through to cutting edge grime, bashment and footwork.
Vocal tracks come from Parly B (Mungo’s Hifi), South London’s rising grime star M.I.K. & Dialect, a renowned freestyle MC and regular guest on Westwood and 1Xtra.
Building on previous releases for Senseless, Black Acre and Chrissy Murderbot’s Loose Squares, on this LP Sarantis expands his sonic palette and allows all the inspiration and influence collected in the past half decade to breathe and expand. Starting out from his soundsystem roots in Leeds, UK, Sarantis has worked his way in to the record boxes of people like Skream, Brenmar, DMZ & Mary Anne Hobbs with a catalogue spanning six years and work with vocalists like Warrior Queen and Iration Steppas.
Watch a worldwide premier of the new amazing video for the single “Boss”: