Drum & bass is firing on all cylinders over in the States right now, and leading the way for the darker side of the genre is Seattle-based Homemade Weapons.
Originally from Baltimore, Andre Delgado has earned respect the world over for his signature audio assaults. Combining a heavy dungeon-like low-end (think: Loxy, Clarity) with ear-splitting breakbeat explosions (see: Gremlinz, Skitty), he manages to ride the wave between desolate soundscape and wall of noise.
Having been a staple of Presha's Samurai Music label since 2013, dropping celebrated EPs such as debut 'After Dark' (with Gremlinz) and 2015's 'Clarion Call', Delgado graduates to album producer on 2nd December with the release of his 'Negative Space' LP.
A menacing 12-track collection that could arguably be classified under 'doom & bass', the LP is Homemade Weapons through and through. Taken from the album, our rolling, jittery premiere 'Conduit' showcases the American's talent for percussive destruction.
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