Two years after his label debut, Holloway returns to the Time Is Now catalogue with four tracks which, whilst all offering a taste of nostalgia, do so in diverse ways, making it a release at once multifarious and holistic.
Since the release of ‘Some Days’ EP back in June 2020, Holloway has gone from strength to strength. A monthly Balamii residency; releases on Earful of Wax and Bluff Records; and a wicked contribution to our first All Stars compilation have seen the London producer harness a distinct sound somewhere between soulful atmospherics and club-ready ruffage.
The title track on this EP is a succinct embodiment of this dualism. Luring you in is a wistful ambience which harks back to the blissed-out atmospherics of early iterations of D’n’B with a complex tapestry of guitar twangs and reverberating instrumentals that you can get lost in. This, nonetheless, is not long before the jazz-tinged skippy two-step drums come into their full force, bolstered by a rude bassline that adds another layer of depth. ‘Destiny’ follows suit. Syrup-smooth vocals which ooze nostalgia tickle the soul before a warped bass line adds a layer of ruffage and situates the track firmly within a club playlist.
The B-side takes things up a notch. ‘Ode to Shakeys’ is a dynamic, skippy speed garage banger whilst the aptly-named ‘Hypnotiq’ is a meditative take on jungle, peppered with tickles of piano and saxophone that evoke the sporadic nature of free jazz. The perfect closer.
Into the 00’s EP drops 24th June 2022 via Time Is Now.
released June 24, 2022
Production by: James Hardy
Mastering by: Ten Eight Seven
Artwork: Pointless Illustrations
Pressing by: Record Industry