I love this entire release, it shows FD’s range and appreciation of the depth and breadth of drum and bass styles out there — hard to pick a favorite because it’s like apples and oranges. Really dig “This is Not Science”, but since I am a Sun and Bass veteran, and we were supposed to be there reveling this week, “The Feeling” is my favorite because it immediately transports me right back to La Cinta. Big up FD!
Favorite track: The Feeling (feat. KinKai).
London-born producer FD returns to The North Quarter with his new “Lanta Nights EP”, to be released on June 19th. After his masterful debut album “Better Days” - which transcended genres through a richly detailed palette - he now returns with a more compact piece: all killers, no fillers. Drawing influences from Dub, Hip Hop and Soul and mixing them with his London club roots, his growth as an artist and technician is clearly shown on this diverse but signature sounding 5 track EP. Lanta Nights kicks off with two vocal tracks: the first - Lie To You - is a delicate soulful track featuring Akemi Fox,with the second - The Feeling - a 90’s Hip Hop inspired jam featuring KinKai. The EP then dips into rolling Dub inspired science fiction mayhem for the final three tracks. Essential listening.
“There isn’t a theme here really, because as an artist I find it important to express myself in a wide range of styles” FD explains. “It’s just me trying to put my own spin on what for me are ‘classic’ Drum & Bass fundamentals, expressing them in a contemporary way. I want to try and retain depth and honesty in my music, something that has been important to me in music since I first got into it.”