Words by Dein Moore @deingerous1
Londoners Melt Yourself Down return with a straight banger in the form of ‘Dot To Dot’. Loud and bombastic with a ton of flair, subtlety was obviously not a priority here. It begins with a distorted synth rhythm that swims throughout the entire track with everything else layered to ride the rhythm pattern throughout. I wasn’t expecting what happens when the vocals come in, though. I'm not the biggest fan of indistinguishable lyrics but it works, it really does work for this track. It's playful and interesting enough to keep the whole thing moving and kinda makes me want to figure out what is actually being said. Horns feature throughout as well – yet another element to what is already a meaty track – but they’re never intrusive or out of place.
‘Dot To Dot’ draws influences from a plethora of genres, cultures, tones and flavours, so much so that you can't pinpoint what exactly the end goal of this song is, other than a banging tune with big bass sounds, big energetic drums and just big, well... 'bigness' that doesn't get old from start to finish. Check it out.
'Dot To Dot' is out on 15 January on The Leaf Label