Following on from their ‘Junction' at the tail end of last year, My Nu Leng return to provide a selection of rave-tinged cuts that further cement their status as one of the leaders in the bass music scene. Following a packed-out summer tour diary, the ‘Alter' EP consolidates elements from the duo’s previous releases and influences into five tracks of low-end damage.
Harking back to the pair’s underground roots with inspirations from techno, house and breakbeat, opener ‘Spaced’ sets the tone. Featuring their classic bass growls amongst hardcore pad stabs, an acid-esque synth line and raucous interjections from legendary drum & bass MC GQ, this one’s designed to make you move. Takura returns to Maraki on ‘Echoes,’ lending his distinctive vocals over a lethal distorted bassline and uncompromising 2-step beat. ‘City Lights’ provides momentary respite, a scintillating arpeggio motif over blissful chords and an enchanting vocal hook. My Nu Leng team up with DRS on ‘Sinking Sand.’ The Mancunian host leads the charge into a warping climax, showcasing his penmanship through relentless triplet flow. ‘Signal’ closes off the EP in sombre fashion, atmospheric synths and lamenting strings building into an emotive vocal and reflective bassline.