I first came across Formless with one of 2011’s biggest dubstep tunes, the sensational ‘Primaudial’. That track piqued my interest in the Leeds producer – and also led to one of my all-time favourite remixes. Perverse‘s take on the track flipped the deep but beautiful tune, adding a healthy dose of aggression and terror to create something more foreboding that I’d heard in a long, long time.
Since first hearing ‘Primaudial’, I’ve kept a close eye on Formless and followed him through his releases on Innamind Recordings (2011’s IMR001) and Soulstep (2012’s STEP019). With support from some of the genre’s most well-respected DJs, I’ve been itching to sort a Formless x FKOF feature for as long as I can remember, but it’s never quite materialised. Until now…
To commemorate a bit of a spring clean, Formless has kindly offered up three cavernous FKOF Free Downloads. If you don’t know of the producer; ‘False Reality’, ‘Simplicity’ and ‘Third Sphere Of Control’ will set you right.
Korrupt‘s review of ‘False Reality’:
“By unleashing mesmerising soundscapes with unwordly frequencies, Formless takes immediate control of the listener’s mind and ears. Reaching far into the realms of the formless, this solid and truly impeccable production is characterised by the role and depth that each element contains and signifies.
“This emotive half-stepper defines the space between reality and illusion; ‘False Reality’ is therefore the perfect name for this track. The breathing low-end, captivating voice samples and resonating growls and basslines really spice up this production. Some elements are stretched to the point where they seem to become liquefied as they pass through your cochleas, leaving a marvelous impact on the mind.
“Note that this is just one part of the journey Formless is sharing with the FKOF family. While he’s proven himself to be at the top of his game with ‘False Reality’, just wait for the other two tracks from his ‘FKOF EP’…”
Korrupt’s review of ‘Simplicity’:
“The soothing characteristic of the female vocal sample is accompanied by the male sample, leaving a mixed but powerfully mystical message on the listener. This seems to be one of the strengths of this top-notch production. The soundscapes, along with the freshly implemented reverb and the heavy snare, give this introduction a fluid shape – something formless.
“With a deep and impactful drop, Formless continues to create the illusion of deep and empty space, keeping the listener far from reality. The definition of ‘simplicity’ could easily be hidden far inside this roller, where near-solid drum patterns continue to roll over the listener. Vibrant low end adds much to this simply complex sound, as Formless reminds you he always delivers deep, next-level productions you can get lost in.”
Korrupt’s review of ‘ Third Sphere Of Control’:
“This short but hard-hitting production reaches a special note; immediately supplying goosebumps on the unsuspecting listener. ‘Third Sphere Of Control’ could act as both a great introduction and ending of a set – a brilliant track. The way Formless arranges the elements in this composition is flawless, every element has its unique position in the mix, reminding me of Kryptic Minds in many ways.
“Formless never ceases to amaze. In my opinion, this is one of the biggest FKOF EPs we’ve featured in our 3+ years of existence. The three tracks on the EP are diverse, but consistently maintain the Formless sound. Watch out for the Formless in 2013, this is his year.”
Peace, love and respect.