Released a few days ago on netlabel Cuts, Actaeon EP is the latest offering from Scottish producer DFRNT. Renowned for his deep, tranquil style, this release explores a minimal drum & bass vibe, comprising intricately percussive tunes which, for the most part, instil me with a sense of calm. I wrote “for the most part” because the EP actually begins on a fairly sinister note with ‘Dark Spaces’, a tune which, while still bearing a low-key vibe, has a bit of a being-chased-in-the-woods-at-night type feel to it. The rest, however, is more relaxing than a day with Kirsty Young from Desert Island Discs reading you stories in that hushed, intimate tone while you lay in a pit of pillows and stroke puppies. Don’t tell me that doesn’t sound perfect.
Available to download on a “Name Your Price” basis from Bandcamp, you can also tweet about it to receive it guilt-free. Head over to Cuts site for more info.
1. Dark Spaces
2. Too Long To Wait
4. Smoothiesforme – Will This Ever End (DFRNT Remix)
5. Seba – Painted Sky (DFRNT Remix)