Utah Jazz – Portfolio – Blissful journey into Jazz and Soul inspired Drum and Bass

Utah Jazz – Portfolio is a journey into Jazz and Soul inspired Drum and Bass.  True to his style Utah Jazz takes the mind and wraps it all in layers and melodic keys whilst underpinning all with some nice warm bass.  To pick a few highpoints we’d recommend getting your ears on January Silence, Heckless and the awesomeness that is Here today gone tomorrow.  Many of the tracks can be heard on this mix – Utah Jazz mix for Pandan DnB


The Album…

Endless – The album opens up with this dreamy composition, awash with ethereal vocals and underpinned by a deep warm bass.

We Rise we fall – The ethereal theme continues on this piece, with its rushing drums and enveloping layers accompanied by a steady piano.

January Silence – This one has been awaited for quite some time.  A tickling of mystical harp and strong building synth makes the intro to this piece another worldly experience.  On the break January Silence rushes into the Utah Jazz rhythm with pace, plunging the listener into warm bass lines, tinged with strings and the odd didgeridoo.

STR Piano – Utah Jazz plays with key formation on this one.  The cold ethereal piano dancing over the top

Live Your Life – Life your life seeks to wrap the listener up in a deep warm bass line to keep the cold away.  A snappy, earthy beat line seems to change the pace of the album with this one.

Clarity of Thought – On clarity of thought we can see the Good Looking Records inspiration Utah Jazz gets.  This piece merges a deep liquid bassline and an energetic drum line with the meditative overtones more memorable of the progressive Drum and Bass sound.  Real close your eyes and let it take you stuff 😉

Roll that Blues – Rushing on rapidly from the meditation of Clarity of Thought Utah Jazz rolls quite nicely into Roll that Blues.  Jazz vibes are plentiful on this one, all sped on by an impeccable roller of a drum line.

The Record Business – Bringing it right down into some strong soul drum and bass pattern work, The Record Business is a pleasant little side track

Here today gone tomorrow – One of the hot tips for the album, Here today gone Tomorrow touches new layers of deep with it pit of the stomach baseline and classy little tribute from 90’s sampling.  

Neckless – Another beautiful intro from the Utah Jazz here, possibly the greatest on the Album.  Neckless breaks into a truly frantic rushing bassline, overlaid with orchestral notes and a bassline that truly drives the rhythm forth.

M.A.M – The first non 180bpm piece of the album, with some inspired percussion, all of cause tainted by jazz.  This piece paints the picture of slight melancholy with a tint of emotional regret, all wrapped up in some lovingly warm Utah Jazz composition.

Passage of Time – Utah Jazz makes use of the harp again on this stead breaks piece.  Packed with some snares which are a treat to the ears and given the Utah Jazz touch perfectly with the layer upon layer.  Watch out for the occasion deep sub bass.

You Walked Away – Hannah Eves loving vocals play over this rushing Drum and Bass, piano inspired piece. 

Love Everlasting – There’s a hint of old school on Love Everlasting, as the party ends we can think over no better track to end on then the amen inspired drum patterns and deep, deep bassline of Love Everlasting.

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