Here’s something new on Anjunadeep. Bit of a surprise. Anjunadeep’s stuff is too often trance-led or the wrong side of commercial for me. But this Cubicolor Down The Wall release is neither of those things. It’s a gentle bit of deep house, with a real sense of saucer-eyed wonder at space. Beautifully trippy.
Blurb: Having established themselves as one of Anjunadeep’s leading acts over the past 12 months with three stunning EPs and notorious bootlegs of Depeche Mode and Radiohead, Cubicolor return with their boldest and most diverse release to date with the ‘Down The Wall EP’.
The four track EP has won early DJ support from tastemakers like Lee Burridge, Axel Boman and Patrice Baumel, who join a list of supporters that includes Pete Tong and Danny Tengalia.
Title track ‘Down The Wall’ sets the tone with a warm stuttering bassline rolling beneath subtle melodies and a heady chugging groove. Eerie stabs ebb and flow whilst the surging bass groove bends from subtle spaciousness into towards an effervescent crescendo.
‘Clime’ continues the trippy vibes with barely-there percussion and a stunning melodic riff that soars alongside soulful vocal hums. ‘Cage Of Love’ fuses another pulsating groove with distorted bleeps and bags of atmosphere, whilst ‘Musicians’ takes us down the rabbit hole with driving analogue percussion, spectral melodies and a memorable sample – “what you’re listening to, are musicians forming psychedelic music under the influence of mind altering chemicals”.