Duffstep - Know You - 12" Vinyl
Washington DC's Burnkane is a recent Planet Mu signing and a new artist morphing the dubstep template beyond recognition. Across two tracks Burnkane demonstrates a unique take on the sound. "You Know" is a barely-held-together mix of smudgy cello and auto-tuned vocals in a fog of atmospheric echo, with minimal, buried drums holding the track together. It's the sort of unusual dubstep vision one could imagine Kevin Shields making. "You Will Forget" starts slow and dense with a lumbering bassline and treated vocals before breaking into James J.K. Hughes's vocals and snappy, upbeat drums. Burnkane treats a typical pop format it until it's dubbed out into something strange and narcotic.