Hospital Records' São Paulo discovery Urbandawn is a serious contender. After releasing two popular EPs with the label and spending several months determined in the studio his debut album Gothenburg Cluster is ready for consumption. Fourteen tracks of sophisticated sound design unite punching drum beats, funk ridden riffs and huge cinematic explorations. The experienced audio engineer not only draws from his Brazilian roots but also the more niche rock, metal and folk bands of the Swedish mid 90's scene. It's this distinctive spin on drum & bass that's grown support from the scene's heavyweights over the last two years.
It was "Trindade" - discovered deep in Hospital's demo box - that first brought Urbandawn to London Elektricity's attention. He's been tipped as 'The Future Sound of Brazil' with "Messiah Complex" and "Pavlov's Dog" that have stayed permanently in the label boss' record box and getting dancefloor's moving across the world. "Still Breathing" featuring Med School prodigy Keeno, is an emotive match of ethereal piano and staccato strings. When sat next to the face-slapping impact of "Foley Funk" and the bright, vocal powerhouse in "Together Again" it's clear how Urbandawn's creative flare can adapt to different styles of drum & bass with consistent brilliance.
Urbandawn's thrilling new take on drum & bass cannot go unnoticed, the Gothenburg Cluster LP explores an exciting new branch of the genre.