AR003: Break – Solvent / Exposure feat Mark Douglas – Regrets
£0.90 – £7.00
We kick off 2017 with our third release and first 12”. The A-Side is from none other than Symmetry Recordings maestro Break, with the B-Side from label boss Exposure featuring the vocals of Mark Douglas.
The A-Side entitled ‘Solvent’ is a ten-tonne banger. A haunting arp lead builds with sci-fi fx to the drop which delivers punchy but clinical drums with a battering wall of bass, showcasing Break’s classic harder edge techy production. The ultimate set opener.
The B-Side ‘Regrets’ complements the flip perfectly. Melancholic piano chords and Mark Douglas’ vocals captivate from the outset. Accompanied by layers of crisp breaks, the drop is deep and full of energy. The track winds and weaves throughout, with strings, piano and vox taking you on a rollercoaster ride. A real masterpiece.
This release sets a precedent for A R Records and is a glimpse of what’s just around the corner. Both producers hail from Bristol; Break has been amongst the very highest echelons of the Drum and Bass scene for many years, with releases on most of the major labels, while Exposure has just exploded onto the scene, keen to make an imprint with his unique sound. The two tracks showcase just a slice of the two producers’ sounds, the more melodic ‘Regrets’ from Exposure in stark contrast to the hard-hitting ‘Solvent’ on the A-Side.
‘Solvent’ / ‘Regrets’ is out on 12” vinyl and digital from the A R Records store now.