New Zealand’s finest dubstep export Truth has just dropped a seismic two song sampler for their upcoming second LP on Defy Records which they are releasing in an innovative fashion sure to keep fans and the Bass music world as a whole on its toes. Rather than dropping the bomb all at once, they’re putting the album out as a series of free releases over time, and if the first segment is any indicator, “Love’s Shadow” is sure to be a monster.
“Rain dancer” finds the boys again collaborating with fellow Kiwi songstress Yayne who delivers a provocative vocal piece that leads into a tension inducing buildup then plunges into the kind of distinctly heavy-but-not-hard bassline that Truth have established themselves as the masters of concocting. A melodic chord progression and dexterous percussive flourishes drive the tune creating a dynamic sound that is taut and forceful yet spacious enough to allow the vocals to shine through with clarity. ”Gaza” opens with a synth blast as sinister as the situation in its namesake then melds a haunting female vocal snip with breakbeats buried in murk before dropping into a ominous groove of dark bristling wobbles punctuated with foreboding dissonant tones.
With more free tunes on the horizon, including collaborations with such Dubstep luminaries as Kromestar, Datsik, J:Kenzo, DJ Madd and Von D, as well as multiple USA bookings, appearances at the Burning man and Outlook festivals, and a 20 date European tour, Truth fans the world over have much to look forward to.
Truth – Rain Dancer
Truth – Gaza