VVV Across the Sea LP

From the unlikely bass music hotspot of Austin, Texas, the mighty VVV returns to Fortified Audio with his strongest material yet in the form of his – and the label’s – debut album. If you slept on the Projects EP we released in 2010, now’s the time to get acquainted with the dynamic progressive garage that’s garnered praise from the likes of Martyn and Oneman. While still giving nods to the classic sounds of Ghost, early Tempa and vintage Dem-2 productions, Across The Sea updates these formats with deep and futuristic synth work, subtle but weighty basslines and precision rhythms that mark VVV out as one of the most formidable producers working in the crowded field of bass music. This time around it’s not only the future sounds of London that are present, but also the ghosts of classic Chicago house, Richard D James-esque electronica and an ethereal contemporary soul sound. Across The Sea showcases the strongest work to date from a guy we consider to be one of the best in the game.