Limewax – Jij/Fünf – Position Chrome Recordings – PC082

Written by Chris Biggs

March 13, 2012 5:08 pm

For fans of Limewax and the ever-growing scene of drum n bass that surrounds him and the label that put out this record (The Panacea’s ‘Position Chrome’) , Jij/Fünf is one of the most anticipated releases in a long time. Some 12 months ago Limewax uploaded a teaser of the A side to his Soundcloud page – a 3 minute clip taken from a low quality recording of him playing in a club (crowd noise included), occasionally cutting in tiny samples of the full quality version.

Then that was it, nothing more was heard of this tune until much closer to its release, leaving many fans of the hard DnB subgenre(s) gagging to hear what the full track actually sounded like. It worked. I bought this record the day it was released and I can’t stop playing it. It’s incredibly fun to mix and just so so powerful, especially once you reach the drop just after 3 minutes in. There is some beautiful synth work throughout this track, like something from a sci-fi film. A sci-fi film about a warehouse in Rotterdam where they play industrial hardcore all night.

This is not to suggest that the flipside is any less mind-blowing. Once again, some very impressive synth work proves Limewax is at the top of his game at the moment. And just wait for the distorted kick-laden drop that completely transforms this tune towards the end, a real crowd rocker. He hasn’t released much in the last couple of years but if this record is anything to go by, it’s always worth the wait.

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