Arriving on Lobster White Label on comes a fresh-sounding and typically loud release from Leeds vinyl enthusiast Peaky Beats. Never one to be pigeon-holed into a specific style of music, his recent releases have explored 2-step, speed garage and dub - bringing his wicked ear for big UK blends into the spotlight - and earmarking him as one of the UK’s most exciting emerging producers.
On Paradise Falls, Peaky Beats unites the worlds of jungle, drum & bass and 2-step on a high velocity, future-facing project, with a little help from contemporary jungle legend Tim Reaper.
‘Paradise Falls’ is a melodic stepper that ventures close to 150BPM territory. Those skippy UKG elements are all there, but this time with a hefty dose of jungle influence which brings a certain weightlessness to the track. ‘Soul Diesel’ ventures further into the garage sphere; the velocity diminishing slightly as the vitality continues to soar. Introspective breaks for sunny days.
‘Tangerine Dream’ is a prime old school cut of dubbed-out nostalgia. Sitting somewhere between The Streets, El-B and Coco Bryce, its deep bass-weight inspires big ‘Any Jungle In, Guy?’ energy, before Tim Reaper’s remix of ‘Paradise Falls’ blows the bloody doors off with a typically emotive and atmospheric cut of jungle fantasia.
released June 10, 2022
Production by Peaky Beats
Additional Production by Tim Reaper
Design by Liorzh
Mastered at Ten Eight Seven
Pressed at Kuroneko