::O.N.O – Days Of Past::
Early feedback in by Fabrizio Mammarella, Joshua James, Auntie Flo, Phil Kieran, Tony y Not, Maxxi Soundsystem, Severino/Horse Meat Disco…
O.N.O —’One Night Only’—are fast becoming one of Exploited’s hottest properties. Guest appearances on Radio Nova and Rinse UK have bolstered the success of their releases like ‘In Spekzion’, and they continue to garner acclaim across the board. ‘Days Of Past’ is their latest glorious creation, continuing their faultless body of work.
A zingy synth arp pans across the stereo field in dizzying fashion as the track begins, crisp claps and thuddy kicks pumping away as sustained strings and vox pads rise from the ether. A dreamy respite comes in the form of the spacey, airy first breakdown, before the elastic, driving bassline groove kicks in. A simple piano hook adds some melodic character as the blissed-out feel of those strings/pads rising back into the foreground. Stuttered, pitched vocal samples flutter across the soundscape as open hi-hats press onwards. The arrangement strips down to lead us into gorgeous breakdown, sending tingles up spines until a gigantic snare roll build snaps us back into reality. There’s a final twist as a chord progression finally unfolds in the latter stages of the track, the subtle piano refrain adding an emotive quality to the otherwise hypnotic feel.