When we introduced IYRE on Full Fat 01 we added Sri-Lanka to the ever growing list of places to look for drum & bass and now he’s back on the Fat, flying the Sinha Flag high with two magical pieces of music.
IYRE sets a primeval tone straight away with a soundscape that summons the dawn of time before his bass and drums push us head first into the future. An ‘Āśrama’ is place for spiritual exploration, a place to ‘step in the journey of life’, a fitting title then for a song that straddles the ancient to the future. This is astral traveling!
‘Zainab’ begins like a warped record, wonky and otherworldly. Crispy drums and rumbling bass roll through with enough space for IYRE to deliver his rich, eastern flavours with elements from South Asia to Arabia. The second drop continues to deliver even more with shiny synths and wild sitars. Dazzling!