Liquid funk drum and bass – I Wannabe – “Stranger” EP [Ambra 21]
General info and notes
This one was released Dec 5, 2016 at Ambra records.
Mastering by Denis from mastering.lt.
I Wannabe – “Another”
I Wannabe – “Stranger”
I Wannabe – Out Of This
I Wannabe – 5 Minutes Older
Mastering engineer Emery has built up a steady catalog of quality drum & bass music with his brainchild Ambra Recordings. Hailing from Vilnius, Lithuania the label has been responsible for showcasing new talent as well as established artists. Next up on the label is the four track Stranger EP by Ukrainian producer I Wannabe.
The first track Another sets the tone majestically with reverberating stabs over straight forward, stripped back 2 step drum-rhythms. No mucking about on this one, strictly warm convincing sounds for the liquid-lovers among us. Next up we continue with the EP’s title track where the orchestral intro, soulful vocal cuts and housey bassline come together as one for a feel-good frenzy. Guaranteed to get the ladies move their tailfeathers. The third cut Out Of This has a more broken beat approach revolving around ominous delayed piano licks and subtle mid bass movement. A perfect more abstract approach from the artist taking the EP into a more deeper direction. The downtempo breakdown is crisp. Last but not least 5 Minutes Older rounds things of on a lighter note with its uplifting piano chords, punchy drums and deep sub to rattle your system. We hope you enjoy the sounds!
Release got nice feedback from drum and bass djs society. Here’s a long list of feedbacks release got:
The Sound Advice Crew (Joe Crilla, Matty Rose, P-Bunn, Cynikal Mindset, DJ Rood) “Swerve rollers galore!”
Stunna “Nice tunes!!”
Black Barrel “Good release!”
Rob Rijken “Sweet!”
Drum Origins [Fokuz] “good stuff”
acidnbass “Out of This is a cheeky little number. Really liking it.”
Doogie “On december’s chart for sure till then featured at dubiks”
Carlos Lehmann [Demand rec] “track 1 and 4 for me. big up Denis & I Wannabe. Keep em coming :-)”
Bass Blog Bulgaria “Hm, an interesting EP! Will it be available on Vinyl?”
Etherwood “Really like this”
NSD (Daniel Clarke)“A good release, good tracks and i love stranger!!! A really nice vibe on this”
Silence Groove “sweet tune this one” (Stranger)
Velocity “pure liquid funk flavor”
Pavel Antolík a.k.a. 2Nine “Fresh names for me, and nice surprise again! Another is hell of a tune, that intro! Love it!”
Blofeld [Bassdrive] “nice”
Silent Dust “Good stuff!”
DJ Mag Spain (Rohan Finger) “big up!!”
Damian B “Fab titles, really enjoyed the core of this music.”