Artist: Tilt
Title: The World Doesn't Know / I Know You're Afraid
Label: Lost Language
By: Simon Jones | 18 June 2004
  • A: The World Doesn't Know
  • B: I Know You're Afraid

Tilt "The World Doesn't Know / I Know You're Afraid"

Out Now on Lost Language

Back in the day Tilt stood atop the mountain as the dons of progressive house and trance, one massive release after another rolling out of their studio, with tracks such as 'I Dream', 'Children', 'Rendezvous' and 'Places' all becoming timeless classics which are held in high regard to this day. With the departure of John Graham some time ago to focus on other projects, production work from Tilt has been slow in forthcoming with only the single 'Headstrong' and a collection of tracks, the 'Little Left Of Centre EP' having been released in the last three years. However that is about to change as this new single for Lost Language marks a new chapter in the life of Tilt, becoming a collective that has added Andy Moor to it's ranks, with an artist album promised in the next few months. In the meantime however, these two tracks should more than satisfy your hunger.

'The World Doesn't Know' sees Tilt venture into the funky and melodic side of the musical spectrum with this progressive house epic. A rippling bassline bounces beneath floating melodic pads which keep the tempo driving along at a rapid pace. Watch as the bassline cuts in and out during the main section, and the melody takes on a hypnotic role that grabs you right at the peak of the breakdown and locks you in for the ride. Already a massive across the board track for DJs from Pete Tong to Paul Oakenfold, this is Tilt as you've never heard them before.

And taking things down memory lane over on the b-side 'I Know You're Afraid' is a collaboration between the 'old' Tilt, the trio of Parks, Wilson and Quivver. Dirty, techy beats sit at the heart of this industrial breaks cut, a snarling sub bassline, piston style hooks that drill into the groove and sci fi melodies creating a very dark and gritty template indeed. A vocal dialogue from the end of 'The Matrix' is used sparingly at key moments in the track, each time leading into tougher beats, reaching a climax that is a full on aural assault, that having used and abused you, leaves you with a smug satisfactory grin on your face.

So there you have it, the return of one of the biggest names in the scene, albeit with a new direction and new lineup, but if there's one thing that remains, and that's Tilt are still capable of making superb music.

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