A match made in… Bristol
C.I.A having been raising the standard this year and this release is no exception.
“The Reign” EP brings a unique blend of brilliance from these Bristol based producers. 4 tracks with wide variety of style and sound yet well congealed with classy vibes that makes this a must have release for your collection. There’s a tune for most moods, liquid vibes to fast paced bangers, definitely a keeper!
Hydro & War have many a collab to their discography and an established winning formula that is going from strength to strength, and now they’ve teamed up with the legendary duo Total Science to make an EP that expresses what today’s Drum n Bass is all about.
Hydro & War are starting to get the recognition they deserve, but in my opinion are still massively under rated in the wider scene. The headz have always rated them but the more main stream channels have been lacking with their commentary. This also goes to show how well they both represent the underground sound in a true & integral way, having not sold out to make the latest cliche poo, come today and gone tomorrow Beatport chart filler. So it’s good to see C.I.A Records giving these two producers a platform to showcase their work to a wider audience. Their time has come and we can expect some even more great things for the future.
There’s rumours of a forthcoming Hydro album, now I’m making sex wee….
Review by Duffer