Buy ‘Keep Telling Yourself’ – https://goo.gl/59xoMt
Serving up his first release with Proximity, Ackroyd shows clearly that he’s here to make waves in the scene, with a track that ticks all the boxes. Previous releases with Skank&Bass highlight the eclectic influences that make up this emerging talent’s repertoire.
Moving on to the track itself, the building, creeping clap tickles your spine before giving way to an unforgiving bassline, one that will pulse through all parts of your body in the dance. Although being big, bad, and heavy, the tune has an undeniable groove that only grows as more mids are released from their cage; fighting for space with the bassline and wonking the rhythm as they do it. The darkside of modern Drum & Bass can be seriously felt throughout; Metalheadz, Exit, & Dispatch all springing to mind.
Catch Ackroyd, under Bluewave, supporting the immense Randall at a forthcoming gig in London, and for those further north catch him in Sheffield in early October alongside Optiv & BTK, Fierce, and Nymfo.
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