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Leink & Electro Rocking Boyz – Colossus

‘Colossus’ is a typically bold production that takes no time at all in banging out a dramatic sub kick on the intro. Layered with a fully digital sounding percussive synth and and offbeat stabs that follow the risers into the breakdown, you can quickly work out that the producers aren’t short on ideas for interesting synth designs. The break down strips back the low end and lets loose a beautiful plucked lead that’s dragged under a sweetly placed low pass filter. The plucks come across as Trance-like and the euphoric nature is reinforced with the introduction of a lovely string section that creates a new atmosphere. Lush and rich, the reflective strings provide a perfect backdrop for layers that sit above and below, including an intricately placed arp-synth, almost 8-bit in tone. Once the full flavour of the main leads are free from any filter restrictions – ‘Colossus’ offers its full capacity. The height of the breakdown is an all guns blazing stack of leads and backing synths, that leads into a meltdown of unraveling synths and FX. The rush of snares firing on triplets marks the beginning of the end of the breakdown, leaving no doubt of the big drop ahead.

Sure enough the sub woofers are called back into action to try and contain the seriously low end bass on the drop. A new ripping baseline takes centre stage and it’s a unique and creative patch. Part evil, part chainsaw, part Dubstep and full of anger – the grinding bass sizzles over the kicks creating a seriously tough-edged main section that’s designed for club impact and executed with intent. The clean mix is distinctive and the creative and technical approach to the details leaves optimum space for both the dynamics and frequencies to breathe as required.

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