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Turno – Gemini EP – Elevate Records

Turno marks his debut EP on Elevate with the ‘Gemini EP’; four statement tracks that showcase his technical prowess in the studio and masterful ability in creating uncompromising drum & bass. Following on from anthem ‘Asylum’ released on the label at the tail-end of last year and fresh from a packed-out summer show diary, the Bedford producer shows no slowing down in his ascent as one of the seminal artists in the scene today.

Opening the EP Turno teams up with hotly-tipped London based producer Kanine on ‘Polarity’, returning to Elevate to deliver one of the most sought-after tracks in recent memory. A bed of synths and choral textures that wouldn’t be amiss from a Hollywood blockbuster film score introduce ‘No Chance’, featuring Hospital Records stalwart Inja. The track swiftly transitions into a destructive climax that is sure to turn any club upside down. Following on ‘Jungle Demon’ is full of gnarly, distorted bass hitting landing punches in between splashy, hard-hitting beats. ‘Amazon’ rounds off the EP as a six-minute journey combining jungle atmospherics and distant ethereal vocals with a lashing bassline and rolling tribal drum patterns.

Timing is everything: Years of graft and total immersion in the drum & bass underground have paid off as Turno continues to step up as one of UK bass culture’s leading new-generation headliners. A versatile artist who wears his vibes on his sharply-threaded sleeves, Turno has captured the imagination and attention of the epic wave of new generation bass fans with his realness, positivity and musical dexterity.His passion and energy is palpable in every side to his craft: The notoriously riotous drive and rich reference points of his DJ sets; his broadsword discography that’s rooted in all shades of drum & bass but slices deep into the realms of house and all things urban; his aspirational Time Is Now streetwear and event brand; his frequently sold out headline tours across Europe and Australia; his heavyweight collaborations with fellow titans such as Friction, A.M.C, Dominator and My Nu Leng and MCs such as P Money, Dreps and Spyda… The list goes on.Approachable, forward-thinking and stacked with support for and from the scene in which he’s honed his skills, Turno is constantly looking to push and evolve his sound and take it to new places and spaces. And he’s only just warming up. Timing is everything: the Time Is Now for Turno.

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