Caspa – Umbongo [Sub Soldiers]
Some say ‘vibes’, Caspa prefers ‘Vibrations’ Not just a more formal, respectful term for the oscillating phenomenon that guarantees we hear anything in life but the name of his exciting new series. His first substantial solo body of work since the forthright horsepower and back-to-basics attitude of ‘500’ in 2014/15, ‘Vibrations’ continues his ever-refined stripped-back, broadsword bass vision.Dark, dangerous and designed for the underground, each track is tailored with one pure purpose: proper dancefloor buzzes..
The series launches with the moody, burly tones of ‘Umbongo’. Previously the sole preserve of Caspa and fellow heavyweights Youngsta, and J:Kenzo, it’s already dented key dances on dub, ruffling and rippling skin down to raw goosebumps on each airing. With its unhurried swagger and smoking drums, ‘Umbongo’ is spacious enough for every percussive element to shine and cut through the intense mystical atmospheres. Take note this is just the beginning.
As with every mission Caspa embarks on, expect no fluff or faltering: ‘Vibrations’ is about the core reason we all got into this in the first place, it’s about laying down dark vibes in small underground rooms for gatherings of people who have united with purpose. With at least six installments locked and loaded and potentially more to come, the tremors are only just kicking in. Some say vibes, others say vibrations, we say stay tuned