Dilemn - Control Yourself [APORN032]
Following on from the enormous success of his last release on AudioPorn, the five-track genre- spanning ‘Talk About Us’ EP which featured darling of the UK bass music scene, Ayah Marar and was selected for a world-exclusive first spin by BBC 1Xtra’s Mistajam. Dilemn returns with ‘Control Yourself’, another exceptional multi genre EP seamlessly combining Dilemn’s key influences of French House and Hip Hop with impeccable production and heavy bass.
Dilemn builds up the intensity with stabs and arpeggiated synths before dropping the bass in the title track, ‘Control Yourself’. Dilemn stays true to his signature funky sound while exploring a completely new style altogether. Persistent, quirky lasers interlace over an aggressive, edgy Trap style drum pattern. Superb!
Opening with half-stepped Drum and Bass, Dilemn turns up the energy with a tempo change after the first drop into a slamming Drum and Bass number. Expertly layered growls twist and turn until the BPM drops back into Drumstep. A perfect blend of French class and bass culture that is sure to set feet stamping the floor.
Dilemn shifts into Electro House with ease in the four-to-the-floor ‘One More’. Expect to get your dance on while Dilemn lets loose with uplifting groove and barrages you with luscious beats coated with delicious synthetic sounds.
‘No Return’ is a cleverly constructed, bouncy club-banger with a harder edge. Determined drums forge on throughout while a fitting and fast-spat vocal sample riffs over the top. Dance floor mayhem is absolutely guaranteed.
To close the EP, Dilemn delivers the feel good factor with the melodic and memorable ‘Temptation’, punctuated splendidly with glitches, bleeps and an immense hands-in-the-air hook. The commanding, raw Electro bass lines of the classic Dilemn sound gets you going from the very first beat.