out now: Cressida – Can You Sleep Like This EP [Voitax]

 

Artist:
Cressida

 

Title:
Can You Sleep Like This EP

 

Label:
Voitax

 

Cat#:
VOI027

 

Release Date:
30th August 2021

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracks:
01.
Semtex

02.
Same Dance

03.
Veranda

04.
Can You Sleep Like This

05.
Purple Hayes

 

Press Info:
Cressida has carved a space in the hollows between UK bass culture and Berlin’s techno heritage, skilfully siphoning the finer side of breakbeat, garage, grime without ever falling into lanes of predictability. This sonic identity he’s built has firmly levelled up with »Can You Sleep Like This« – his most personal record to date.

»Semtex« is a technoid hybrid landing somewhere between UK drill and smoked out basement club gear – future-shock junglist tension gliding over tectonic sub plates. »Same Dance« taps into Cressida’s London roots, with distant echoes harking back to the darker side of Burial and a bassline conjuring up DMZ at their most direct. »Veranda« could be the most poignant Cressida in his discography so far, built around neatly carved mellow-fx chords and a swung broken beat, without losing the formidable punch he’s made a name for.

»Can You Sleep Like This« locks into the kind of deeper & dynamic UK funky Roska first emerged with, swimming in vaporous vocal and jazzy chord flickers, before it swerves into early 90s warehouse breakbeat nostalgia. »Purple Hayes« rounds out the record on a fittingly skyward note, with filtered post-rave pads and a tightly clipped 2 step beat.

This is Cressida not just paying an ode to UK electronic music lineage, but cementing a place within it.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Can You Sleep Like This”

 

Special:
“Veranda”

video made by the29nov films

 

Special:
“SPND20 Mixtape”

 

Recommendations:
Cressida’s “Salvation EP” on OSF
all Voitax stuff

 

Buy Vinyl:
Voitax @ Bandcamp
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Deejay
Clone
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Decks
OYE Records
Hardwax
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Voitax @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Booking:
Hemisphere

 

Websites:
Cressida
Voitax
Voitax @ Facebook

 

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