American Nathan Donmoyer aka Shuttle releases his second EP 'Halo' on Ninja Tune that follows from his 'Tunnel' EP released in 2009. This latest EP shows a producer with enthusiasm regarding progressive sounds, fusing seemingly well-orchestrated tracks to create mood and depth to fit well with modern acts such as Pendulum. There is a broad range of influences from drum & bass, grime, techno and break beat. It creates a playful array of sounds that seem youthful. 'Halo' could be a popular track; however, I really liked 'Wake Up' which showed an edge that I was feeling for sure. Other tracks like 'Apple' and 'Whip' bring more examples of his passion for sampled and electronic music.
Shuttle has created a nice EP that shows dexterity as a progressive artist who is sticking to his integrity but shows commercial appeal also. Not bad.
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