We’ve barely had time to regroup after L Plus‘s “Technique Goes to Let it Roll” EP contribution. The rhythm-driven explosion of “Let Roll the World” is still reverberating around raves, and the man himself has been hard at work behind the decks hyping up dances across Europe. But, you can’t test the work rate, and he’s found time to give us something brand new.
“Rocks” co-opts words from physics icon Stephen Hawking to narrate the opening. We’re being invited on a interstellar musical journey, moving through expansive layers of regal chords. There’s an old skool raviness in the harmonies, gently punctuated by touches of percussion. And then L Plus cuts through all that and slams us hard in the face with a force nine build.
He lands us in a soundscape dominated by an impossibly bouncy bassline, ricocheting between modulations. Steel-gloved punches of kick and snare drive the wave of energy, while little touches of acidic synth fly the flag for those early nineties vibes. Amidst rib-rattling low end and rhythm-programming fireworks, this tune does exactly what the title promises.
So, L Plus has delivered yet another entry in an ever-growing catalogue of rave weapons. This is rhythmically gifted drum ‘n’ bass architecture built for the express purpose of making people move, from a producer who’s clearly on a roll right now. And you just know there’s more where that came from.
L Plus comes in with another big rave anthem for his single on Technique Recordings. With the extremely catchy vocals in the intro to that classic L Plus drop no wonder his music is being played on major radio stations all over the world (BBC Radio1, 1Xtra, Ministry of Sound, KissFM…) and was featured on major youtube channels (UKF, Liquicity…).