Razor-sharp drum programming, crystal clear acoustics, and up-front, rolling vibes–all present in Schematic’s latest EP Are You Ready? Out on Sao Paulo label All Street Recordings, Are You Ready? is Schematic’s most hard-edged effort to date. Ditching the tranquil timbres for more aggressive textures, this EP is filled with pressurized basslines and splashing percussion. The Toronto producer has already been getting heavy attention in South America thanks to Brazilian bass-god DJ Marky, and his traction amongst the UK massive is rapidly growing thanks to dnb DJ extraordinaire Fabio.
Are You Ready? transcends all boundaries of nastiness, beginning with the agitated sounds of Drama. Drama’s menacing lead melody is punctuated with an acid-styled bass and sustained bombardment of hissing hi-hats. Not enough bass? Skip ahead to the tune November–a track built to demolish dance-floors with powerful 30hz sound waves. The bass is rhythmically modulated, delivering an addictive groove of thuds. Jump to the title track for a serving of liquid vibes, sprinkled with neurofunk bass stabs. Listen for the second drop to hit for a rewarding crescendo of raw energy.