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Release: 20th April 2015
Available from: iTunes
After cementing his standing in the world of 170bpm beats and bass with a number of releases on a diverse range of imprints, including Metalheadz, Ram Records, Critical Music and others, Xtrah steps into 2015 with a brand new label of his own. The London based producer and DJ is proud to introduce Cyberfunk, and kicks things off with a four track EP.
The Existence EP pulls no punches straight out of the gate. The production is precise and razor sharp, all the while retaining that tech edge Xtrah has become known for. ‘Operator’ kicks things off with growling lead bass and earth shuddering sub-low giving a throwback feel but still maintaining the sound of modern day processing techniques. ‘We Exist’ is a lesson in tight, rolling percussion work – edits and drop outs sit perfectly among more trademark Xtrah bass hits.
Talented up-and-coming duo Simple Technique take the reins on ‘Cold Steppin’. Brooding and dark, the track shows a mature level of sound design from the newcomers discovered by Xtrah who will be part of the inception of Cyberfunk. Definitely a name to keep an eye on in future. Closing the EP is ‘Forte’, a deadly collab between Xtrah and Symmetry Recordings boss man Break. Filled with 2-step breaks and gut punching low end, you get the best of both on this one and this is a perfect way to tie up an incredible debut release.
Determined to make a mark this year, the Existence EP is only the beginning of what plans to be a productive year for Xtrah and his Cyberfunk imprint.