Brooklyn’s Drop the Lime is a busy bee. Aside from performing on Institubes as Curses!, he’s remixed everyone from Armand Van Helden to Rex the Dog.
Prior to ingesting this mix for the wonderful XLR8R mag, I’d have labelled DTL as a fine purveyor of seriiious basslines. Now, for the first 15 mins or so of this mix, all the activity happens in the higher spectrum: tension comes from shuffling hisses (a nod to early Sheffield rave?) and the snap of snares on speed. More than enough to keep you enthralled before that signature bass drops like an Amazonian storm.
The warbling basslines bleed out of twisted funk from Boabinga, Mujava (that track), DTL himself and Little Jinder, amongst others. Definitely high octane, but for me the interest comes in the juxtaposition with a deeper house (eg. Acid Jacks) – an unlikely yet heavily rewarding partnership.