Forest Drive West is back on beloved jungle outlet Rupture LDN this month with his storming new EP 'Set Free'.
After delivering one of underground d&b’s most-played tracks — ‘Jungle Crack’ — for the label run by Mantra and Double O at the tail-end of 2016, FDW returns from his forays on Livity Sound and the like with five killer cuts.
A tense steppa from the off, the title track is becomes increasingly erractic as it goes on, introducing waves of shuffling percussion and blistering breaks, all underpinned by a continuous, morbid low-end growl.
Mantra proves why Rupture is THE name in jungle with haunting-but-hard cut 'Nocturne'.
The Londoner, together with partner Double O, has run the now legendary Rupture events for over a decade, becoming an integral part of the UK drum & bass scene in the process.
Their label offshoot is now an immediate go-to for any junglist worth their salt too, and long-awaited compilation 'The Fifth Column' showcases the imprint's reach, combining exciting young talent like Sully, Forest Drive West and Outer Heaven with established heads like Rumbleton and Seba.