You could be forgiven for thinking you're part of a messed-up dream when listening to Annix's new track. Haunting and harrowing breaks with a jump-up vibe that will keep the dirtiest of floors sinking low.
The jewel in the crown comes from the sparsely used vocal sample.
Wilkinsons reputation as the National D&B Awards Best Breakthrough Producer is snowballing and gaining momentum with every turn. His latest single comes neatly packaged with a trio of remixes, where Cyantific flies the flag for team d&b.
Afterglows intro builds with a poignant piano piece, with Becky Hills powerful vocals kicking in followed by an unassuming nostalgic jungle beat, all before the initial drop. Now comes the booming bassline beginning, and we hear the full extent of the precision production Wilkinson has become famed for.
Minimal pops of piano chords and the odd brassy horn bring an authentic funky feel to this tracks core, but the unshakably contagious beat, inducing a toe tap and a head nod, are unstoppable symptoms.
A dark sub sits quietly lurking beneath the surface and will serve to devastate the floor and get some bass faces raging.
Could this be the last track we see them collaborating on as NFM?
The last year has seen Mutated Forms and their total aversion to sub genre conformities release on a diverse spectrum of labels spanning from CIA to Grid, and ticking off Hospital and Spearhead on the way.
Now the trio bring their talents to Pilot with this eclectic five-tracker. Tension has the uneasy feel that its name bestows, a shuddering beat with a grimey set of bars the main focus until an uncomfortably offset, mismatched jungle break emerges.