Camo & Krooked’s ‘Mosaik’ album is nothing short of spectacular [Stream]
One of the influential Drum & Bass acts of the 2010s, Austrian duo Camo & Krooked have created quite a formidable reputation for themselves over the past decade, culminating in an Essential Mix debut two months ago. Part of their success is their unique style, which borrows heavily from other bass music sub-genres like trap and future bass, allowing their work to transcend the audio confines of regular Drum & Bass.
Their fourth studio album, Mosaik, encapsulates why this eminent duo is well respected within Europe’s tightly knit DnB community. Some of the tracks like “Come Together,” “Mandala,” and the supremely sensual “Honesty” bear a striking resemblance to The Upbeats’ genre defining De-evolution series, while other tracks like “Slow Down” have a very distinct pop flavor. Another rather remarkable aspect is the beautiful minimalism and fanatical attention to detail in each and every song on this gorgeous album; focusing more on enchanting the listener with subtle elements rather than overwhelming them with powerful synths and deafening bass lines.
To call Mosaik a Drum & Bass album doesn’t quite do it justice, simply because there is so much more going on with each of the captivating tracks on this fantastic album.