More That You Need is the first official release by Legal, another emerging young lad in the forever-expanding Drum & Bass sphere. He, together with the label, BNC Express brings us a taste of what Italy is made of in this instance.
The EP is strictly an instrumental serving and, explores different tastes of D&B dished out across five tracks, with ‘Ginger’ as the starter with its vibrant, jolly play of instruments that flow like Liquid-Funk; and a smooth element of Jazz (saxophone) as the icing. Next, comes in the majestic, regal sound of ‘Red Fox’ which compliment that mature zest with its Soul and Funk that makes the body move with finesse. ‘Railroad’ takes things to a different direction, and fast as soon as it drops. The intro is an interesting feat, how it goes a bit like Dancehall (but with class) and then; getting into the main track, as you hear, goes fast and hoots like an express train. We reckon this could be BNC Express’s anthem track simply because of the sounds that creatively make up the tune. And then, things go dim when ‘Access Denied’ and the last joint, ‘Make A Difference’ starts by fading into the opaque abyss on the kick of the first drop thus, changing the EP’s direction. To give an idea of what this sounds like, think Spectrasoul however, this couplet does bear the artist’s unique signature.
It’s interesting to note how all five songs carry distinctness of course, highlighting Legal’s interesting signature when it comes to producing his music. The album is really something different and enjoyable, not to mention living up to what the Italians are renowned for, and that is style.
Words By: Tsheola Asavela