Premiere: Arctic – Three Stripes

Exclusive stream of a trim new track from "golden-era" grime revivalist label Liminal Sounds.

27.06.13

Words by: Anthony Walker

The Liminal Sounds label was inaugurated in January with an EP of Pulse X reworks from new grime, or at least grime-leaning, producers like Visionist, Pedro 123 and label head Elsewhere – marking ten years since Youngstar’s original came out and setting their camp firmly in the recent 8-bar/Eski resurgence. Their second release is the ‘Three Stripes’ EP from the Birmingham-born but Melbourne-based Arctic and it also stands on the right side of revivalism. The title track is dominated by icy synth pockets and a shuddering bassline but also shows an awareness of groove, melody and the tact to avoid the over-earnestness that can dull some re-interpretations of such wonderful, alien music. It is, in short, a belter. We’re glad to premiere it below, with the full EP tracklist listed below the stream.

Tracklisting

Vinyl:

A. Off Peak
B1. Three Stripes
B2. Seeps

Digital:

1. Off Peak
2. Three Stripes
3. Seeps
4. Off Peak VIP
5. Three Stripes (Breen Remix)

Liminal Sounds will release ‘Three Stripes’ EP on 5th August 2013

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