Jump up stalwart Rowney returns to the Serial Killaz imprint for the first time in six years. After a decade and a half in the game, the North West-based drum and bass producer remains a perfect fit for the label.
The title track opens the EP with its acidic womps, bouncing bass stutters, and airy snares provide plenty of variety for any jump up DJ to work into a vicious routine of chops and blends.
Crowd Bounce swiftly follows and is set to produce scenes described by the eponymous vocal sample. A switch from late-00’s reese basses in the introduction to high-energy jump up wobbles at the climax increases energy levels throughout the track.
Down Diggy is next up. Aggressively dissonant womps and wubs inject the track with Rowney’s staple brand of jump up filth, all the while balanced by RnB vocals and full-on drums.
One Time brings a distinctly Belgian vibe to the release. The low-end interplay between laser-like bass shots and guttural-yet-robotic growls elevate the no-nonsense attitude to a new extreme.
Rowney switches for a more melodic bassline in Right Here. Layered, shuffling drums and a digital bassline paired with a soulful vocal sample create a peak-time banger ready to ignite any dancefloor.
Survival, a heavyweight collaboration with Complex, closes the release. A chromatic bassline making use of intense sound design, coupled with punchy drums, produces arguably the most intense cut from the release.