London producer Becoming Real has made a new track available to download.
Becoming Real makes hybridised two-step, by turns indebted to Night Slugs gleam and the softer elements of grime, and has opened up for the likes of Mount Kimbie and SALEM in the past. A new mini-album is on the way in May; to warm us up, he’s dropped the icy ‘Snow Drift Love’.
That grime influence is clear in the first minute: you get an eerie electric piano figure, centred around an eski-friendly semitone interval. A familiar range of voguish figures follow: female R&B vocal, spliced and sliced; nods to vintage house; syncopation galore. Becoming Real’s sound is a little ruder than his contemporaries – the “future-garage Ital” isn’t a tag that’s going to shift thousands of units, but it’s not far off the mark – but don’t expect the shock of the new. Still, there’s enough pep here to keep ‘Snow Drift Love’ from moseying into aimlessness.
You can download ‘Snow Drift Love’ below.