- Some of Djrum's strongest records have come through the label 2nd Drop Records, which hosted his journey from dubstep towards techno and UK garage. He's not the first 2nd Drop Records artist to release on R&S—Tessela made the shift in 2013. Broken Glass Arch, Djrum's first record for the legendary label, sees him find new ways to balance delicacy with toughness. On "Broken Glass Arch" echoing claps make way for whacking percussion and rumbling kicks, but a pad emerges just as the tension reaches boiling point.
Lightly treading melodic elements lend a deeper side to an otherwise functional drum track, "Showreel Pt2." It combines lurching percussion and bursts of breaks with twinkling keys and a softly vibrating 808 cowbell. "Showreel Pt1" brings the energy down with a beatless excursion that revels in reverbed piano strokes and panting breaths. This is a more fragile and vulnerable side to Djrum than we're used to.
A1 Broken Glass Arch
B1 Showreel Pt1
B2 Showreel Pt2