Artist: Lifecycle
Title: Vocational / Carbon Copy
Label: Electrofly Records
By: Colin C. | 17 December 2005
  • A: Vocational
  • B: Carbon Copy

Lifecycle "Vocational / Carbon Copy"

Out Now on Electrofly Records

Since its creation in 2003, Electrofly has been a firm supplier of the progressive side of the breaks genre, helping launch the career of Shiloh as well as being a home for respected artists from Fretwell to Noel Sanger. On its 20th release Electrofly hopes to spring another up and coming artist into the throws of global reconition with the labels most cut throat release to date. This two track EP comes from new comer Lifecycle who has been envloved in the UK rave scene since the late 90’s, and it’s easy to hear this come through in his work.

'Vocational' kicks off the EP with a solid break and swirling synth arps that build into a dirty chunky bass line that demands you put both feet on the dance floor. It’s obvious that Lifecycle’s talents have been honed over the past decade as ‘Vocational’ oozes with style, the whole piece stands its ground with lush programming, rock influenced drum fills and bright synocapated percussion that would make Hyper proud.

On the flip, resides the evil brother 'Carbon Copy' where Lifecycle removes the gloves and goes straight for the throat. A track that definitely pays homage to his past as it takes off with a sped up vocal loop and big, bright synths that just build and build to the point where you almost can’t take it any more. This is definitely a track geared for the moments where the dance floor is reaching higher than it has ever gone, but at the same time makes it difficult for the arm chair listener to tolerate for more than a few minutes.

Overall, a solid release for Electrofly that shows the label isn't just about expanding your head room but rockin' the floor as well, and if Lifecycle can keep this up he'll have a lucreative career within the breaks community.

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