Release: 16th March 2015
Label: Shogun Audio
Available from iTunes
Shogun Audio’s head honcho Friction kicks right off with the second volume of his ‘Vs’ series. Having broken new ground in 2014 when he released ‘Vs’ Volume 1 with heavyweights Total Science, Fourward and Jakes, the second installment in the Vs series provides two more distinctively different tracks featuring studio alchemist ‘Icicle’ and the creators of 2014’s album of the year ‘Technimatic’. Friction’s trademark dance floor feel, combined with the technical and soulful sides sees Shogun Audios’s new Vs chapter raising the bar once more.
This release could definitely be described as Ying & Yang style wise. The A side Crucifix with its tribal intro and twisted leads leads up to a speaker shredding drop with some neat little stabs to keep the whole thing rolling along nicely. This production showing two completely different styles is a match made in heaven that sees both Icicle and Friction join forces to create a slamming slice of pure, authentic Shogun Audio.
The AA side ‘Floating Frames’ is one of those tunes that you wish you could have been present when it was conceived. The track is a beautifully harmonious string led liquid roller equipped with warm subs and angelic vocal that hints at hazy Balearic nights. On the day when this track was made the stars aligned and the end result is a true masterpiece by Technimatic and Friction.
All Friction Vs tracks suitable for all your soundclash, mix and battle needs.
Shogun Audio Website: www.shogunaudio.co.uk
Words: J Swif