Release Date: 16th September 2022
Coming correct with a strain of UK informed club music shot through a US prism, Patrick Brian makes his first appearance on Sneaker Social Club with six beats that show how much space for exploration there still is within the Hardcore continuum.
Transmitting out of LA and bringing some undeniable West Coast influence to his productions, Brian breaks a momentary hiatus after a knockout run of singles on Plastician’s Terrorhythm label circa 2014-15 and occasional stealth drops on the likes of White Peach.
From the covert creep of ‘Flooring It’ to the tense pressure of ‘Cry-Baby’, the square wave bass flex of ‘Giant’ to string-stab drama of ‘Ill Wishes’, Brian’s sound is razor-sharp and loaded with detail. Crucially, the productions are agile and weighted and certified by DJ Oblig who’s caned them regularly on his Rinse FM shows.
Sounding distinct from the OG London sound while still nailing the fundamentals, Brian’s generous drop for Sneaker Social is a must for anyone devoted to the progression of Grime and Drill.
a1. Patrick Brian – Flooring It
a2. Patrick Brian – Cry-Baby
a3. Patrick Brian – Nothing No1
b1. Patrick Brian – Giant
b2. Patrick Brian – Big Trouble
b3. Patrick Brian – Ill WishesMore Like Patrick Brian - Early Hours EP