The Weekly Buzz – 28/09/2020 [HNYBSS Premiere]

Straight outta Pula, Croatia, Proove has made a point of announcing himself as one of the new names to watch out for this year. His unreleased cuts and Soundcloud uploads have been impressive over recent months and hasn’t gone unnoticed by Liverpool based LDH Records, who themselves are having a great 2020! Having only kicked things off in May, they’ve already picked up fresh material from new rising talents such as Mani and most impressively, a hefty vinyl exclusive from man on form, Teffa. For LDH005, Proove is the latest to land on the growing label with three tracks of his own brand of sub-focused music including the latest Honey & Bass premiere, ‘Leaking‘.

Leading track ‘Lowline‘ breaks in the subs with smooth, high energy low end movements which continues across the EP, something that could be considered as one of Proove‘s strongest attributes. He subtly slips in stalking, tension filled arpeggios, gradually creeping in until it becomes the track’s focal point. Today’s premiere ‘Leaking’ sees Proove switch things up a little, initially opening as a zany, minimalist track with unusual high frequency tones and almost taunting giggles. However it explodes in energy upon the opening of the crashing hats, fizzing over energetic vocal loops and dizzying basslines. A track that switches in a heartbeat, from a creepy experimental listen, to a refreshing dance-floor mover. Which leads to the deeper, traditional sounds of the final track ‘Officer‘. A roller with power and purpose, Proove flexes some super clean percussion alongside consistently tough, wobbling lows. Like much of Proove‘s work and LDH‘s material, ‘Officer‘ is a mean system shaker rooted in the traditions and heritage of sound system music.

It’s always exciting when an upcoming producer collides with a recently launched and quickly growing label like LDH Records. It continues to drive the genre and retains the freshness we all crave, especially when the music continues to be of such high quality. Nothing but optimism for both Proove and LDH!

LDH005 is out this Friday (2nd October) and available to download from the LDH Records Bandcamp.

Check out Proove on Soundcloud.
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