SV009 – Glaive – All Is Not Lost (ft. Kate McQuaide)

Cat No: SV009
Release Date: 15/02/15

At the turn of our one year anniversary; new blood was inevitable. Enter Staffordshire based producer Glaive – bringing his hard hitting, dancefloor approach to Drum & Bass.

‘All Is Not Lost’ is Glaive’s first release under the alias, and doesn’t disappoint. Gut busting bass and high energy vocals from Kate McQuaide set the tone from the off. The track has a measured interesting structure, suggesting more care than often considered in a debut. Glaive’s unique flavour is a welcome addition to the Soulvent catalogue.

Label frontrunners Pola & Bryson step up to deliver a classic liquid take on the original. A bubbling rhodes pad and soft percussive break lead us in. McQuaide’s vocals burst through with driving pads; rolling drums and solid warming baselines. Tech chops to the vocals and drums respectively make way for atmospheric pianos, pads and counter-melodies. This side of the release shows off the Duo’s ability to tackle a remix with true composure.

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