Ambra Recordings welcomes back Nova Scotia-based producer Snug for their first release in 2018. On the digital single Here and Then / Elemental, Snug delivers two subtly smooth compositions bringing our focus to mesmerising textures and musical colours.
On Here and Then a precisely chopped break and drumline form the framework for a lightly wobbling, hoover like bassline which is topped by delayed bells. Heading towards the breakdown the track builds up to epic proportions when lighthearted stabs are added. It’s an instant assault of warm dynamics and tones. With great detail and character, the second tune Elemental makes for more space between the beats with a catchy bassline lick, dreamy pads, thinly formed arpeggiated lead sounds and rolling Amen Break inspired drums. Overall one could be reminded of the oldskool sounds by DJ Nookie. Obviously crafted in a present-day manner by Snug, elevating the atmospherical sound of Drum & Bass into 2018. In the end, both these tunes seem to hit all the right spots. Snug apparently has soul for days. Nothing short of essential!