Following her previous singles ‘Mesmerise’, ‘Return To Me’ and ‘Human Trumpet’, UK bass music champion Flava D is back with her debut drum & bass EP released on south London imprint Hospital Records. Continuing to explore her love for higher tempos, Flava D’s latest work consists of three brand new tracks, fusing garage, bassline and drum & bass, showcasing the breadth of her productions and style. Aptly named after her recent months spent living and travelling around California, Hospital Records proudly present the ‘Desert Lights’ EP by Flava D.
Euphoric yet grimey, title track ‘Desert Lights’ kicks off the EP with enrapturing vocals, elevated pianos and rave inspired strings that take you to a higher dimension. Distorted wobbles and garage style plucks soon burst into play showing exactly why Flava D has climbed the ranks over the years as an undeniable leader in bass music.
‘Horizen’ is a delicate amalgamation of styles, incorporating classic liquid drum & bass with spacious synth plucks and ardent mid-range bass stabs which permeate the mind. With melodies reminiscent of a 90s video game, Flava D sets the standard with her refreshing take on drum & bass.
Stepping into deeper and darker territories, ‘What You Mean 2 Me’ is an all guns blazing growler that delivers energising vibrations with razor sharp drums and a no-nonsense bassline. Serious business!
Whilst previously praised for her UKG and bassline flavours, Flava D’s ‘Desert Lights’ EP is a continuation of her drum & bass journey which has made a stark imprint on the scene. From her previous Hospital releases including ‘Human Trumpet’ and Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World ‘Return To Me’, to the more recent single ‘Mesmerise’ which led to a guest mix for Rene LaVice, a D&B mini mix for Annie Mac, support from UKF, and saw her become the face of Spotify’s Massive Drum & Bass playlist. Flava D’s latest EP affirms her status as a true bass music titan with untestable production skills and unique ability to craft irresistible dancefloor bangers.
What an amazing return from one of DnB's most beloved artists. Every track is constructed in such quality while still showing that signature Netsky sound. All the collabs too! Netsky went all out to bring us what I think is his best album to date! WarHead75