Already receiving high praise from dubstep stalwart Benga, The Others’ (pictured) latest caustic salvo entitled Fall Out is finally available via Caspa’s Dub Police record label. Featuring co-production by Dub Police label-mate Emalkay, Fall Out was debuted back in September on Benga and Skream’s BBC radio show and has been making serious noise since the official video was released last week (below). As if this wasn’t enough, the EP also features a fervid head-knocker called Freeze The Frame flanked by two heavyweight remixes by Mydas and Baxta. Fans of The Others will be pleased to know that both tunes are just a preview of what will ultimately appear on forthcoming album Red Planet.
Fall Out is a recklessly violent tune–possibly the hardest, and most aggressive sound Emalkay and The Others have ever achieved. Its transient synth stabs explode on the downbeats, synchronizing perfectly to the guttural kick drum. A fluttering bass phrase brings the tune to a boiling point, only serving as a segue to even more explosive synth stabs. The next tune on the EP is Freeze The Frame–a track with tantalizing lyrics by Geoff Smith, an uplifting melody, and a proper serving of wobbles. Not as dark as Fall Out, Freeze The Frame is built around an affable melody that is modulated and transposed across a variety of synthesizers. For a bit of an edgier take on this tune, skip ahead to the Mydas remix, which accelerates the original mix to breakneck speeds with a syncopated drum sequence, meticulous filter modulation, and a scathing lead synth. Check out the entire EP on Beatport here.