REVIEW: Aurum Miles - Modern Slavery EP [Inflect Records]



DJ and producer Aurum Miles is back with Modern Slavery, a 4-track EP featuring two original tracks and two remixes. Aurum offers two slow-moving tracks with a dark atmospheric sound design featuring dark programmed female vocals layered with energetic bass lines.


The title track 'Modern Slavery' has a darker theme with a punchy beat created primarily by the bass line and complements the beat of the drums. The track is layered with melodic, almost symphonic synth tunes that complement the bass. The irregular but progressive vibration creates a darker feel with a wide range of sounds that are distributed and designed to enhance the stereo image and sound more widely.


We are facing an EP that was born from the search for an intense and forceful sound. But we are also facing a whole lesson, a way of understanding not only music, but culture, beyond the precariousness that currently prevails, as something expendable, as if music, books or art did not save us. Forget for a moment about this magmatic present, close your eyes and let yourself be carried away by each of the notes that this unique producer proposes to you, because within Modern Slavery you are safe and it seems that everything is starting again.



Few producers know how to play their cards as well as he does, managing to question the rules of the genre in each track, building a timeless set, to which we will go over time trying to decipher that magical and complex mechanism that he achieves transcends all expectations of dance music. In addition, the album includes remixes by producers such as Franz Scala and Emphaty Show, who manage to take the original tracks further.


The result of this Modern Slavery is a whole romantic ode to eclecticism, which takes place in strange, dark and sometimes quite chilling terrain, but it is there that this singular producer achieves his ultimate goal: sound new without being new, sound old. Without looking like it, masterfully alternating each genre and leaving the labyrinth knowing that, it has been forwards or backwards, the trip has been worth it.


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