Hocus Pocus is proud to present their 29th release on the label! A solid collection of tracks by a collection of seasoned underground artists who have made quality releases across the Jungle/Drum and Bass scenes for a while now. This EP delivers 4 deeper and darker cuts that will not disappoint and bring weight to any DJ’s set… Hocus Pocus presents… The Masters of Illusion EP Vol 3.
“Will support club & radio!!!” – Ray Keith
“Wicked tracks” – S.P.Y.
“Good!” – Grooverider
“Great beats!” – Nicky Blackmarket
“Thank you!” – Doc Scott
“Good release” – Kenny Ken
“Deep in the hood is the one” – Bailey
“Wicked Ep…Thanks,” – DJ Hybrid
“Vibes” – Aries
“Whole EP is nice!!” – LionDub
“Nice vibes on these..Big up!” – Serial Killaz
“Tracks 3 & 4 for me…thanks!.” – A-Sides
“Great release” – Aphrodite
“Wicked vibes!!” – Cool Hand Flex
“Wicked Ep…Thanks,” – DJ Dazee
“Every track a killer…big ep!!” – Ashattack
“Next level of sick…loving all of these…big up!!” – DJ Shorty
“Loving this EP fellas!!! Shouts to all involved! – Jaybee
A – Dawn Raid : Cretins
Our first track from the EP comes from label heads Dawn Raid, who set the pace with this huge dark stepper. Setting the scene with a synthetic and futuristic dub style intro to neck snapping drums before the sounding of an invoking vocal hook. Upon the drop Cretins takes you into the depths of sub bass accompanied by sinister razor like synth stabs and those incredible neck snapping beats! Turning up the pressure here and there with bass phrases to make your face screw up in disgust! If you like your beats hard and dark, this one will not disappoint.
B – Microcosm : Arc
Representing out of Dublin and an underground veteran from the Manchester drum & bass scene, we are proud to bring you a cut from Microcosm! Known for his ability to create hard hitting drum and bass with a Junglist edge. Arc comes with a classic sinister feel as we enter the intro. What ensues from the drop is nothing short of carnage with snarling basses, sliding subs and hard hitting breaks. Taking you back to the darker sound of the late 90’s, this is dark Jungle/Drum and Bass at its best.…Bad!
C – K Jah : Deep in the Hood
Now a master in his own right with a slew of releases on some notorious labels as well as his own imprint, K Jah returns to his roots at Hocus Pocus to bless us with a slice of weight, showcasing his darker and more menacing side! Classic rollin breaks and hip hop style stabs set you up for the rap style drop. From here on in we are met with hard distorted 808’s and grinding synth bass that work their magic in screwing your face right up. Hard and rollin’…..this is Deep in the Hood!
D – Margaman : The Saga
Margaman makes another hard appearance on Hocus Pocus, delivering what he does best, stepping in with them road tastic uncompromising vibes! Tech style stepping beats accompany the eerie vocal intro, setting the tone for the deep & moody bassline that follows! From there on in the track pulsates with that grimy intensity you associate with any Margaman track, whilst the eerie dark vocal flourish maintains its presence. There is no let up as you go through the darkness on this deep stepper of a tune….Big!