What makes “Mutate” stand out in a full EP of stand-out tracks is that here Proxima even plays with the beat structure. Hovering somewhere between halftime and drum and bass tempo-wise, it’s difficult to suss out what beat structure we’re even dealing with until about two minutes in to the track. That’s not a criticism, by the way. “Mutate” is original and interesting, with a lot of structure and mixable parts. It’s simply done in a way that’s interesting as a radio play, fun as a dancefloor track and different as a sound design piece. Intelligent and complex seems to be Proxima’s bag lately, and “Mutate” is a great example.
Despite all being a bit off center or “Off Angle” if you will, all the tracks on Proxima’s new EP are solid DnB stunners, ready for the club or for a mega playlist. INVISIBLE, which focuses on the strange, more experimental side of drum and bass is a great home for Proxima’s new venture. It will be interesting to see where he takes this new and different vein of his style on his next ventures.
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