Taxman – Dreamland / Acid
Taxman gets in on the old skool revival, dropping a smashing amen-led number that LTJ Bukem in his heyday would have been proud of.
Ever since someone first sneakily recorded a clip of DJ Hype playing ‘Dreamland’ on his Kiss FM show, the internet has been ablaze with talk about this immense tune. Anticipation has been building and building and with the drum & bass public about to burst, it’s finally available to buy on 12” vinyl wax.
Haunting atmospheres and skipping, jungle beats open the way before an almighty amen destroys any semblance of the dancefloor. Booming sub notes punctuate the aural landscape and the clattering drum edits complete this junglistic picture: Absolutely beautiful music with a nostalgic edge.
‘Acid’ brings the feel up a few years, but still stays firmly in mid-‘90s drum & bass, with rolling breaks and echoed bird-song FX. Scatterings of female vocals and reversed pads add the finishing touch, and this one is the perfect accompaniment to the A side.