Sunday, 4 December 2011
Karl Phillips & The Midnight Ramblers - Dangerous
Ever since The Prodigy re-invented the limits of dance music with their cocktail of acidic rave-inspiring tunes in the early 90s, punk and big beat have been companionable bedfellows.
Looking to capture some of that original, fighting British spirit for their own, Karl Phillips and The Midnight Ramblers resurrect the concoction of gritty warehouse dance music for their own needs, shovelling on tight, needle piercing guitar solos over the top to result in what can only be called: Loud.
The 'Ramblers' know the implications of noise, just what it can achieve when crafted and pushed to the extreme, and extremity is what their EP release Dangerous is all about.
Touching on the hook-laden power-drive rhythms of the likes of Pendulum and lacing a sprinkling of cocky raps across the growls of the bass, Dangerous packs genuine bite and a level of engagement often lacking in dance music these days.
With a sold out London show already under their belts, the EP stands as a potent symbol of intent for the band - do you dare to join the party?
The Dangerous EP is available to download on iTunes now.