Australian producer Anthony Maniscalco, commonly known as Hook N Sling, has whipped up another monster on Spinnin. Following the recent success of his remix of Mozaik by Michael Calfan on Big Beat and the well-known collaboration with NERVO for the monumental Reason, Anthony has decided to keep it solo this time with a groovy tune titled Don’t You Know.
Don’t You Know is a stunning production, to say the least. The processed vocals repeat the track title while a subbass and top synth work keep themselves pronounced. Rather than giving you the bass immediately, a prelead synth line fills the spectrum to keep you waiting a bit longer. Just before the two minute mark, the bassline appears amongst crisp, stinging percussion. The breakdown is subtle and melodic with a string drone sitting in the background. The second drop is larger than the first, with a build that creates massive anticipation. Overall, this is a solid and groovy first original of 2013 from Hook N Sling. It would be a shame to not pick this up on Beatport, don’t you know?