London Elektricity mastermind Tony Colman has been designing drum'n'bass soundscapes since the mid-'90s.
London Elektricity mastermind Tony Colman has been designing drum'n'bass soundscapes since the mid-'90s. But unlike other producers in the genre, Colman's music is decidedly sweeter and more soulful; it also tends to be more lyrical. Billion Dollar Gravy is London Elektricity's second full-length, and it builds upon the kinetic, hip-gyrating rhythms of debut album Pull the Plug. Chicago house-music pioneer Robert Owens is featured ("Different Drum," "My Dreams"), as is longtime Elektricity collaborator Liane Carrol ("Main Ingredient," "Syncopated City," and the neo-soul-laced "Born to Synthesize"). Billion Dollar Gravy could easily extend beyond its target audience—that is, if those outside the drum'n'bass inner circle keep their minds and ears open.—MP