In what is at risk of becoming an annual tradition, it’s time for another early Christmas present from the depths of the Gravious Archives.
On volume 4, a couple of tunes from the Gravious Mixtape Part 5:
A – Van Allen (2012)
B – Zion Razor (2012)
Both these tracks were started in 2011 and finished off in early 2012 in time for the fifth edition of my mixtape.
Van Allen starts off on a squelchy acid 303 tip, and progresses through into some rolling breaks and busy electro pads and synths. It’s also named after the radiation belts around the Earth fact-fans.
Zion Razor takes a more dubbed-out route, building up drum patterns over some vocal samples, and then dropping into a more four-four rhythm to take it home. Trivia: the name of this was semi-inspired by the space Rastas in William Gibson’s Neuromancer, and their name for mercenary extraordinaire Molly Millions. So there you go.