Fracture concocts new genre in latest compilation, ‘TURBO’
It’s too fitting that Fracture’s online biography defines him as “a connoisseur of fine cuisine and hot sauces,” as his latest release, an 8-track compilation called TURBO, shows the London based producer concocting some serious heat. However, while most chefs focus on creating something that’s just as hot as possible, Fracture’s latest sauce finds the perfect balance between flavor and “damn that’s hot.”
Equal parts drum ‘n’ bass, techno, psytrance, and just not giving a fuck, TURBO falls among the most refreshing releases of the year. Most of its tracks clock in around a smooth 160bpm, with a rare reliance on the 4/4 beat structure at that tempo to ensure that it truly zips. Originals from Fracture open and close the compilation, with “EBP” leaving listeners with just a bit of acidity and enough zing to keep them glowing like a proper condime…compilation should. Other standout tunes come from Addison Groove, as well as Sam Binga and Onhell, but that’s not to suggest picking and choosing from these 8 tracks of scoville insanity. TURBO is as cohesive as it is different, and while that means it may not be for everybody, it’s also worth hearing in full.
TURBO out now on Fracture’s record label, Astropphonica, and is available as both a limited edition vinyl set, and in digital formats.