Kasparov - The Gambit EP
Bristolian globe-trotter Kasparov gave us the superb track 'Gambit' for our 'Zoo Keeping 2' compilation, and we instantly asked him to do a full artist EP.
His debut EP displays seriously shrewd moves worthy of namesake Gary, with a sparseness and assuredness that evokes memories of the Golden Age of Drum n Bass. Like all the best tracks from that 97-99 period, the music is pared-down to the bone, leaving each deftly applied component to stand bold and deliver maximum satisfaction.
'For Loving' opens proceedings with a sparkling, soulful roller to thaw the coldest heart while maintaining the dancefloor pressure.
Marauding bass and twisted, horror-movie samples turn things all a bit dark in 'Colonel Hertz', with a sparkling VIP version of 'Gambit' continuing in similarly stark fashion, favouring 'Shadow Boxing' style aesthetics over aforementioned horror. Rounding off an excellent EP is the ever-so-slightly-psychedelic 'One Tiny Universe', utilising more movie samples, this time within a Liquid roller.
With over 15 years experience DJs across the globe, Kasparov knows a thing or two about rocking a party, something abundantly evident on this assured debut EP.
Buy it now from: Juno Download, Beatport or Traxsource
Stream it on: Apple Music or Spotify