Few drum & bass collaborations have enjoyed such turbo acceleration and authentic momentum in recent years as that of A.M.C and Turno.
Since colliding from two seemingly disparate sides of the scene on A.M.C’s Titan in late 2016 they’ve ricocheted from insane high to insane high: from launching to a sold out Ministry Of Sound to remixing DC Breaks via last year’s scene shattering ‘Ice Cold’, the duo’s on-point, energetic boundary bashing has placed them at the very forefront of drum & bass in 2018.
Now comes the next chapter: the fittingly titled Alliance EP. Not just a pact between the two south east UK producers but also with brothers in arms Dreps and Phantom. With elements of grime, classic Bristol-flavoured blow-your-face-off riffcraft and some wry humour all in high octane mix, here’s how things go down when A.M.C and Turno come crashing into your town.
‘Alliance’ has been the crowd-melting opener for A.M.C and Turno’s shows. Instantly setting the scene with drama and epicity, it hurls you into an unforgettable riff that can cut through concrete. ‘Boundaries’ follows with typically firing bars from Dreps & Phantom. Don’t be fooled by the iced-out halftime vibe; the main drop’s shoe-throw levels are off the scale.
Switch it up: ‘Draw 4 That’ follows with a strident reminder of how heavy drum & bass can still poke fun and kick ass. Jokes, Dilli bass venom and a cool flashback to the mid 2000s work of influential acts such as TC and Clipz, you won’t forget this one when it comes hurtling out of the speakers slapping en mass chops in a 20 mile radius.
Last but not least we have ‘Maybach’. A stripped-back diesel-powered gutter chomper with a grizzly sandpaper funk bassline that perfect sums up the white hot duo’s melting pot madness and forefront alchemy. With more dubs stacked for a hectic summer schedule, the ‘Alliance’ EP is yet another landmark moment for A.M.C & Turno. The turbo acceleration and authentic momentum continues. Welcome to the future…