If there was one thing we’d level at the drum & bass producer Xtrah, its that he fully comprehends the measure of precision and grit necessary to succeed in his chosen field. As this short mixtape, which was made ahead of his appearance in the Metalheadz Platinum hosted Room Three next week (Friday 27th February) shows, he’s really struck a balance between the intricacies of those tunes hell bent on oodles of ghost snares and subtlety and the pomp and drive of the more tear out ready, mid range rollers. Honestly he’s long been a guy whose tunes have sent computers in our Farringdon HQ into fits of frenzied Skype IMs, but there’s something so short and sweet and yet so measured and exciting about the types of tunes he’s included in this mix that makes us ache for the club doors to be open.
We wanted to share it with you this Friday lunchtime, in the hope that it’ll inspire the same sort of thing in you this weekend.
Advance tickets: www.fabriclondon.com/club/listing/1016