ASHFLO – Yellow / Horizons – Patrol The Skies Music
April 30, 2019
The UK-based ASHFLO might be a new name, but if you’ve been paying attention to what Patrol the Skies has been pushing, you’ve been getting eased into his zone. After dropping “Forever Young” on their Holiday 2018 EP, he dropped the triumphant groove of “Hideaway” at the end of March. One month later, and PTS has a two-tracker from ASHFLO charged up and ready to fly.
This release is chock full of anthemic vibes, which eek out in the opening stages of “Yellow.” The bright, bombastic tune packs a wallop of bass ‘n’ feels lead by a soft, commanding piano and a heap crispy drums. On the flipside, some soft guitars lead the driving “Horizons” into a motivating number that’s as perfect for the club as it is cruising across the land. If anything, this two-piece should put ASHFLO’s sound on the radar of DJs and soundboys the world over. Bang out….
An English Drum and Bass producer from Colchester, Essex (UK). Since his recent inception into the drum and bass scene, ASHFLO has gained support across the board for ‘Hideaway’ including the BBC. Music that ticks the boxes of both the emotion-provoking and the energetic have long been in the forefront of this producers taste, drawing influences from an array of cultural contexts in search for the perfect balance between art and entertainment. “To me, music is a tool to either emphasize a current mood or to evoke a new one; over the years I have realized that I am always drawn towards both the emotional and the energetic and have always been a pendulum between the two. I see longevity in a musical piece that makes you feel, an infinity within chord progressions and sonic combinations which evoke the ineffable… But I will never stray from the dynamic, the musical sugar rush that involuntarily provokes energy… and like me feeding from these juxtapositions; I hope to pass it on.