Boomkat Product Review:
Peak ’22 big room rave from the burgeoning Two Shell duo on their Mainframe Audio. Any guesses yet?
Where early releases bent between dembow, UKG and footwork/hyperpop, Two Shell have more recently settled into a more pedestrian mutation of tech-house and UKG. ‘Icons’ epitomises their current sound and gives an inkling what to expect from club shows with five tracks defined by proggier arrangements and a cheesy strain of folksy strings that just scream stage front left yah.
Like some golem spawned by Four Tet, and JoyO after a game of weird science, ‘Icons’ rolls out the proggy UKG-tech of ‘Ghosts’ beside the seesawing metallic folk string cadence of ‘Pods’, while faring better in the string synths and clipped rolige of ‘Dust’.