DJ Hidden – This World/Gone
Words by Mat Taylor
“Gone” opens with rich, warm keyboard sounds that give way to a crunchy, half time section before the full grit of the drop slaps you around the head. It’s a short, sharp shock and the contrast between tempos keeps your attention throughout. “This world” is another half time track with that signature DJ hidden synth intro sound but the drum hits and bassline make it the heaviest of the two. There’s a second drop which builds intensely from 140bpm towards 175, creating the suggestion of a faster second section but doesn’t deliver. This style has more in common with crossbreed and hardcore than it does with drum and bass but both tracks here are quite subtle and refined. It’s refreshing to hear tracks like this but I would personally say they’re better for home listening than being played in a club.
Both tracks are available to buy now.