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Hard Times Ep

by Rainforest

Hard Times 05:26
Inner Breeze 05:39
Jaguar Klan 05:40
Oracle 06:27


Next Phase Records are proud to welcome Rainforest
to the label with this collection of dub-inspired futuristic
Drum & Bass.

Injecting halftime rhythms with full speed breaks
Rainforest creates a refreshing and captivating take
on Modern Jungle. Tribal percussion and basslines
that swell with an ominous vibrancy help build four
distinct visions of the future. Pads are used to enhance
this sonic landscape rather than dominate it as
menacing synths battle against energetic drum edits.

The “Hard Times EP” uses this auditory arena to
address current threats that affect our planet, most
notably through the use of a vocal sample on the title
track pointing out the “injustice, intolerance and huge
environmental challenges” facing the globe. With this
in mind, the productions still have a real positivity
about them stressing the importance of hope and
change in a fi ght to change the future.

Rainforest has had previous releases on well-respected
Drum & Bass labels including Monochrome
Recordings, 45Seven, Dysfunk and Omni Music with
his “Life On Earth” LP being a highlight of 2017.


released June 14, 2019

Artwork & mastering by R. Peperkamp


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