Rhythm Guide: Jurango – Retreat Ites | Livity Sound

It’s Bristolian producer Jurango who brings the heat into our Rhythm Guide this week with a brand new EP on Livity Sound’s Reverse series.

Jurango, who already caught our attention last year with incredible work on [re]sources and Woozy, is back with heavyweight ice cold drum and bass rhythms exploring the outer reaches of soundsystem music in true school Bristol fashion.

Starting with title track Retreat Ites, Jurango is drawing you in with knocking drum loops and beat science that won’t take it easy on you. This Better Worth – our highlight of the EP – is an thrilling club roller with trippy high frequencies, asking to be played on a proper soundsystem. 

Another track that would do right on proper sound is Theeves. The dark mutant, stripped-down, dancehall-inspired track is a true heavyweight. Closing the EP with Compassed, Jurango brings down the pace with mesmerizing steel percs, leaving some room to catch your breath again.