Already this year we have been blessed with some fantastic grime instrumentals, such as Kahn and Neek’s ‘Percy’ and Plastician’s ‘Straight Outta Croydon’ EP on Terrorhythm to name just a few, but now half way into 2012 and we’re greeted with yet another banger, this time from the Belfast based producer Bloom.
Crowned as grime track of the year by Fact Magazine and already becoming a regular in DJ’s sets across the country, the track ‘Quartz’ has made quite a substantial impact as of lately and with remixes included from the likes of both Starkey and Slackk, we’re almost certain that this will go down as one of the most noteworthy releases of 2012.
Characterised by its aggressive bass tones and classic square synths, along with the odd arcade sample thrown in for good measure, the track takes pride in its simplicity and rather than trying to impress people by how complex it sounds, Bloom has instead decided to focus his attention on creating a track known for its sudden likeability.
After this we’re then greeted with the remixes, first from the Seclusiasis and Slit Jockey co-owner Starkey, delivering a slightly more forceful version to the original, and then from the Grimetapes founder Slackk, who who provides us with his own 160 bpm techno infused take on the track.
You’ll be able to get your hands on ‘Quartz’, along with both remixes, on August 3rd through Mr. Mitch’s label, Gobstopper Records.