Bristol label Italdred are back with another grime-influenced release. Drawing for smooth R&G cuts with bright, shimmering highlights, next up comes Affection, a four-track EP from KYO and Daffy. Having featured on the label’s Inflorescence compilation earlier in the year, they are swiftly building a reputation for some of the best sounds of the softer side of the 140 spectrum.
Listen below to the premiere of ‘Next 2 Me’ from Affection. Beginning with a dampened guitar and drum loop, the track soon opens out into a soaring blend of sharp percussion, clean and classic bass, and elegant plucked melodies. Later, sparkling chimes and chopped yet delicate vocals marry with the warm aesthetic; the result is elegant and subtle, but still with that jumpy grime energy. It's a slice of R&G bliss.
Affection is out on the 6th December on Italdred, and additionally features art from George Pitassi.