Notion – Digits EP – Formula Records
Champion’s Formula Records presents its first signee and the debut EP from the prodigious talent of rising star Notion. Having already turned heads with the rambunctious ‘Icicle’, which was released via Mixmag as a free download recently, the Hereford-based producer serves up three tracks of unpretentious dancefloor weapons.
Title track ‘Digits’ borrows elements of UK Funky with its syncopated drums patterns and quirky key stabs. With plenty of dub-influenced low end and reverb it’s clear to see why it’s already become a staple in sets from Rinse FM’s Roska, Brackles, Marcus Nasty and Seb Chew.
‘Soundbwoy Killa’ takes no prisoners with an electrifying bassline and sporadic Reggae sample drops that are in a similar vein of some of Champion’s previous productions. Whilst on the surface the heavy bassline is what appears to lead the track there are subtle percussive elements that give the track a danceable rhythm and groove.
Brutal stomper ‘Watch Here’ rounds things off with more colourful beats and bass that make the EP a comprehensive foray into the world of 130 BPM dance music and signal the entrance of what could be one of its most promising proponents of 2012 thus far.