Skyward EP

A 4 track jungle/drum 'n' bass ep (15m 13s) — released June 2nd 2017 on Rua Sound

London-based producer, turntablist and artist Touchy Subject (Numbers, Astrophonica, Medallion Sound) unites dancefloor energy, technical wizardry and dub reggae movements on a 4 track release for Irish imprint Rua Sound. The Skyward EP draws on high speed riddims, junglist bloodlines, crunchy glitch and grinding low end pressure to deliver a fresh, creative 12" full of tantalizing detail.

Side-A goes out to the beats crew. 'Syncronisation' enters fast and low, its rolling bassline and hyper-edits flattening everything in its path with footwork-like urgency. "Free" continues the theme, with a devilishly original take on chopped up junglism, it's colourful bassline dancing around an innovative drum track that hits harder and harder.

Side-B goes in heavy right away on a tough hybridized dub reggae tip. 'No War' stomps with a surging low end and an unforgiving but smooth, strolling drum track. Junior Dread's tidy vocal and Touchy Subject's trademark intricate breaksmanship complete the heavily roots & jungle inspired feeling on this remix collab with Dark Futures. 'Creationz' brings the EP to a conclusion with swagger and glitch applied to traditional dub techniques, selective sampling and half-time sensibilities.

Support form Fracture, TMSV, Moresounds, Sam Binga, Itoa, Jon1st, Etch....

""I have been opening my sets with this great remix of the dub classic on Reality Shock Records. I really like how Touchy Subject and Dark Futures made the bassline creep in quietly and then made it lunge out — that tune structure gets a crowd-hype every time."

Sinistarr DJ Mag Top 10, July 2017:

Typical Touchy Subject - its weird but very playable and infectious. No War remix is my percy ingle - Fracture Astrophonica

More utterly unique and borderline bonkers dancefloor mashups from Touchy Subject. twisted takes on the classic elements of UK dance music - jungle, dub, hardcore - but not backwards looking at all, as the influence of footwork and beyond is equally strong. wicked stuff from a one-away musical mind - Sam Binga Critical Music, Exit Records

It's impossible to pick a favourite, all four tracks are certified bangers. This EP hasn't left my USB for months. - TMSV Cosmic Bridge, Rua Sound

Wicked Rua Sound release, 4 tracks Killer from man Touchy Subject, I've been playing ALL thoses tracks!!!!! Full Support here! Big ups - Moresounds Cosmic Bridge, Astrophonica

I will be thrashing these!! - Itoa Roots & Future; Bad Taste

Love it! - Jon1st 20/20; Fly Hi Radio

this one soundin live-o!!! - Etch Bun the Grid, Purple City Souffle,

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