No other countries are popping more bass cuts per capita than the Netherlands right now. And while most eyes and ears are fixed on Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam and Groningen, we should all be paying attention to the unassuming town of Leiden, too.
Home to soulful drum & bass man Lenzman and disco funk troupe Kraak & Smaak, there’s a new toxic sound emanating from the town. And Lifecycle, alongside friends and cohorts NCT andFranky Nuts, is right at the front of it.
Lifecycle – real name Luuk Bos – deals strictly in barbed-but-melodic cuts with a strong focus on the more experimentaland abstract side of banger-craft and sound design. In operation since 2011, he’s no new sensation. Slowly but surely working his way up the game, gradually honing his craft and, as he describes, ‘making music for himself’, he’s hit an exciting new chapter…. Last spotted onCircus with the still-massive Whiplash he now makes his debut on Never Say Die Black Label with a crucial four-tracker: No Curve EP
Featuring collaborations with San Diego rapper Mikey Ceaser and his mate Franky Nuts, the No Curve EP is Luuk’s most comprehensive and full-strength EP to date. But you get the feeling he’s only warming up.