ARMED DUKES - CALIBRE LP
We Stay True is proud to present ‘Calibre’ the brand new instrumental album from North London production duo Armed Dukes.
‘Calibre’ is the long awaited follow-up to the duos highly acclaimed ‘Quadrant’ LP released on MUJ in 2016. Crafted between 2016 and 2017, these tracks are forged through unique work flows and sounds with raw samples and massive SP1200 breaks pounding the dynamic range. The pair’s meticulous, “they make it sound easy” approach to programming comes through on tracks such as Strife and Falling Down where simple samples are subtly layered to affect the synapses and emotions. Literally armed with 4 Emax samplers, the lush layers and analog filters make their warm presence felt particularly on tracks such as Nil By Mouth and Sentence.
This is an album guaranteed to satiate any hip hop aficionado’s craving for raw, no nonsense 12-Bit boom bap while also providing new, desperately needed flavours to the instrumental Hip Hop scene. Once you hear it you’ll agree this is an album with a sonic texture all of it’s own.