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Chaos In The CBD - Invisible Spectrum

Chaos In The CBD  —  Chaos In The CBD - Invisible Spectrum

"A perfect synergy between every element, the Peckham-based brothers know the art of simplicity all too well."

South London favourites Chaos in the CBD come back to Rhythm Section International one year after their breakthrough EP ‘Midnight in Peckham’. The original EP captured a moment in time in a way few songs can manage. It was hailed as a masterpiece, capturing the attention of all who listened, as evidenced by the unquenchable demand for the 12”.
This follow up EP is an equally sublime collection of tracks that revel in the late night soulful feel that Chaos in The CBD have been honing over the past two years. The music’s strength lies in it’s subtlety - the tracks demand your attention in an effortless fashion and hold it, right ‘til the last beat. Another unbelievably powerful record from a pair of young producers set to take the world by storm.
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Chaos In The CBD - Invisible Spectrum

Chaos In The CBD just rolls off your tongue. It rolled off my tongue naturally for so long that I didn't even know what CBD was even an abbreviation of.

Chaos In The CBD's release schedule has remained very steady since their initial EP 'The Moving Image' in 2011, with cuts raining down annually on labels like Hot Haus Recs, Amadeus and Rhythm Section International.
If you're also in my shoes, the answer is Central Business District: a name which to me evokes sun glistening from silver skyscrapers, that weird sensation of being in a part of town you don't really belong in, money changing hands, all the different shades of insurance policies and causing chaos by wearing socks and slides whilst a load of suits swarm around you. I don't know if that's what brothers Louis and Ben thought of when they grouped together to form Chaos In The CBD, but its a cool idea. Originally from Auckland, the laidback duo are now firmly anchored in South East London, a tell-tale sign being track names like Midnight In Peckham and 816 To Nunhead.

The 'Slab' EP on Parisian club label ClekClekBoomRecordings in 2012 was a pounding mix of screwed lyrics from Dom P shouting, thong touting players in the club that layered up with rolling bass and clashing ballroom samples, making it worthy of a dance workout. Their productions have matured slowly with the years - kind of like an exquisite single malt - adding a more jazzy and ethereal lick with tracks 816 To Nunhead being a shining example. I tried to find the 816 bus to tell you where it goes but instead just imagine its back home to Nunhead via Paradise Garage, with a quick stop off in Canavans Pool Club.

Midnight In Peckham, taken from their Rhythm Section International EP of the same name, is so chilled its almost lying down but andromeda cruising jam DeLorean Dreams on Hot Haus is still a blinding showcase of how much Chaos In The CBD can make you sweat on the dancefloor.
Natalie Davies
Published Thu 24 Nov