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Reviewed: Skream lands on CircoLoco Records with ‘The Attention Deficit’ EP

An inspiringly varied and refreshing offering from one of the UK’s best-known and most influential artists of the modern era!

Reviewed: Skream lands on Circoloco Records with 'The Attention Deficit' EP
Image: @Skreamizm on Instagram

If you’ve been lucky enough to catch any of legendary UK artist Skream’s recent sets, you will have undoubtedly heard some of his latest release, ‘The Attention Deficit‘ EP.

The Attention Deficit Track officially premiered on Pete Tong’s show on BBC Radio 1 after several months of incredible DJ support globally. It has featured on playlists across Spotify, Apple Music and many more whilst recently climbing the Beatport charts.

Following the track’s success, Cicoloco has rolled out a full EP, featuring the original collaboration with Jackmaster and showcasing Skream’s diverse production sounds, with the atmospheric, breakbeat-infused ‘Floral’ and the ’80s-influenced electronics of ‘Track 3’, a collaboration with rising star, Jansons.

The release opens with the increasingly popular sounds of ‘The Attention Deficit Track‘, building around a rippling vocal sample and bounding tech drums. Its pulsating sub-bass and shuddering hat grooves deliver a true-to-life CircoLoco vibe with riveting energy from start to finish.

Next up, the ‘Terrace Mix‘ of the title cut does exactly what it says on the tin. Archetypal DC10 atmospherics from the word go keeps you lost in a sea of 808s and drum machine sequences, whilst that standout vocal topline keeps you in a pleasant daze from start to end.

Floral‘ follows, diving deep into the historically vast side of Skream’s musical preference throughout the years with a sturdy breakbeat cut filled with off-planet charecteristics. Potent drum work, sweeping pads and coroded synths glide alongside a reverberating dream-like vocal to carve out an emotive and pleasantly leftfield offering from Mr. Jones.

Track 3‘ rounds off the release, seeing Skream teaming up with increasingly-popular fellow Brit Jansons. Nostalgic ’80s electrowave inspiration runs rife through this charmingly uplifting number, delivered through endless layers of sonically enriched melodic factors. If you listen carefully, you’ll still never be able to count all of the complimenting sounds that happen at once – a feat that many artists attempt but don’t excute with this level of clarity or watertight mixing.

An inspiringly varied and refreshing offering from one of the UK’s best-known and most influential artists of the modern era; hats off to Skream and Circo on this one!

Skream’s ‘The Attention Deficit‘ EP is out now on CircoLoco Records.

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