When looking towards the future of dance music, it’s easy to feel the influence of the past weaves its way into the subconscious; sounds from generations ago seeping into the pores of the meandering and the meek, shoulder-to-shoulder on the dancefloor whilst waiting for a moment of exultant eruption. Crafted for an occasion such as this, Lecken resident S Ruston enters the fray with a cut from her ‘Narcosexual’ EP on Suspension, entitled “Eternal Merciless Hum“.
The track starts up as a calm before the storm, queueing up points about the over-reliance of technology, the state of the world and a collective walk towards the warm abyss of breaks and bass, with controlled chaos leading to the brimming climax; a melange of incandescent pads, steamy breaks and brooding bass that evoke the golden-era darkside sounds of the Moving Shadow label.
S Ruston is capturing the essence of raves-gone-by and engaging that energy to new eyes and ears every time she plays out, and if she’s continue to make tunes like these each time – it means that we’re in for another ‘ardcore renaissance shortly.
‘Eternal Merciless Hum’ is scheduled for release 31 January via Suspension. Order a copy from Bandcamp.
A2. Narcosexual (Isabassi remix)
B1. Merciless Eternal Hum