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The signing of electronic duo Camo & Krooked to Ram Records / BMG was met with adulation. Merging a dance music label with twenty-five years of industry-lead experience with one of drum & basses most iconic duos, the news signalled a high-calibre succession of releases for 2016 and beyond. Since then, their latest three singles and the announcement of their Ram debutMosaik has demonstrated just how hard working the pair are, having already received critical acclamation for their previous three albums and recent BBC Radio1 Essential Mix.
Their next output is in the form of Mandala, a collaboration between Camo & Krooked and Austrian tech pioneer Mefjus. A leader within his own field, Mefjus brings his expertly crafted sonics to a stellar release, one which bites through distorted bass and heavy drum peddles. Mefjus adds a jagged edge to Camo & Krooked’s production standard, providing a juxtaposition which pushes lumbering kick and the punchy snare Camo & Krooked champion. Signalling more featuring artists on the LP’s track listing, Camo & Krooked have enlisted one of the genre’s heaviest hitters for Mandala. The following guests on Mosaik are just as impressive.
The penultimate release before Mosaik drops, Mandala signifies the diversity their LP pedestals. But with a colourful history in their wake, it comes as no surprise and Mosaik stands as a welcome addition to Ram Records historic back catalogue.