After a few initial listens and a look at the general public reaction to the leaked track, initial impressions suggest that it is far less ambitious than either ‘Cuba Electronina’ or ‘Calle F’. Where its predecessors seemed to have been much more ambitious with regards to incorporating the recordings made in Cuba, ‘The Tunnel’ is a much more straightforward affair which relies heavily on the the relatively basic style of ‘wobble’ bassline that has become so synonymous with what was originally recognised as Dubstep.
However, things are not quite as clear cut as they might initially seem with ‘The Tunnel’. After around 3 minutes of an almost monotonous bassline, a piano sample is introduced into the fold that turns the track on its head completely. Bringing a slice of intelligence and taste that had not been heard until that point in proceedings, the deep left-hand riff rescues the tune completely.