Drum & bass fans probably won’t find this artist featured on major dnb outlets like UKF or Liquicity. This group is way too new to the scene to turn heads quite yet…or are they? Apparently not, as huge dnb label Playaz took notice of burgeoning London/Brighton duo Placid some time ago. Leave it to Playaz top dogs Hype and Pascal to deliver another future dnb superstar to the masses (read: Netsky). While it may still be too early to designate Placid as a future name in dnb, their seven years of production experience really shines through in their first EP, Particles.
Particles features two tunes–an absolutely smashing, big room anthem of a title track, and an obnoxiously addictive stepper called Invasion. Particles is the epitome of unadulterated drum & bass energy. Its lead synth pelts out three squelchy notes over and over again, but is so sonically interesting, the notes never grow stale. The bustling bassline propels the track to blistering velocities, delivering a whipping groove in a manner similar to Sub Focus productions. Invasion has a typical Playaz vibe: upfront and rinsing. The track delivers massive amounts of jagged, resonant bass–all necessary to receive that Playaz stamp of approval.