Signal – Indirect

Released 8th January.

Lifestyle Music has always had the power to lift its listeners and raise its game. On its 53rd release, the London-based label welcomes the phenomenal Signal, who comes with Indirect and In Motion, two tracks which will further cement his ability, his vision and his music.

Indirect is everything you could hope for and more. From its ominous, creeping intro, Signal sets the scene. Drawing together both the electronic and the ambient, the producer injects his signature sound with enough room for expansion and growth. Things drop down into a harsh, minimal state, with pounding beats and sharp edges of ice and steel. You’ll be brought right into Signal’s world, never to escape. Samples complete the picture, as Indirect builds, taking a wide-angle lens to the past and the future.

In Motion, though, is darker, deeper still. Using headnodding drums, Signal sets the mood early, so get ready. Building things up slowly, he is simply laying the ground for the drop. Be sure to listen closely, there is more here than you can imagine.

The main elements on display are a bouncing bassline and insistent beats, but as on Indirect, the producer is creating whole worlds here. Able to draw from his influences whilst still sounding unique, Signal will be a force to be reckoned with in 2016. Slicing samples only add to things, as more elements are constantly revealed. New music for new minds in a new year, both Lifestyle and Signal are striving for something fresh, and very much achieve it on LFS053, Indirect / In Motion.



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