Two classic Seba tracks have been given the remix treatment by two heavyweight producers on a new remix single for Secret Operations.
Om Unit steps up to flip ‘External Reality’ into a slightly more restrained affair, breaking down the rhythm and smoothing out the bassline beautifully. On the other side, Digital delivers a frantic take on ‘Day by Night’, keeping hold of the bass sound that characterises the track and taking it into totally new ground.
The remix single comes two years after the re-issue of Seba’s album Return to Forever. Listen below, or head to www.secretoperations.com to buy.
Thomas B is back with another set of brooding halftime and menacing low frequencies as he returns to American label Free Love Digi for the four-track Augmented Place EP.
It’s safe to say that the prolific Arizona producer feels at home on Quentin Hiatus’ imprint, where he long ago arrived at double figures for tracks released, and on his latest effort things are kept tight, dark and expressive.
The EP is heavily focused on bassweight, with the stripped-back arrangements pushing the emotional content of the music, but the wonky basses of ‘Straat’ and the breakbeat work on the title track keep the record moving on through the dream state.
PYTHIUS PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS ON NEW SINGLE FOR BLACKOUT
“Distinctive heavyweight neuro science” — UKF
“An icon in the drum and bass scene” — RAVER RAFTING
Synonymous with the name ‘Pythius’ comes the anticipation of innovative beat-making, technical expertise and top-of-the-range drum and bass. And that’s exactly what the Blackout heavyweight is offering with his newest single From The Future / Akkoord ft. June Miller.
Hailed as one of Blackout’s most impressive rising stars back in 2014 with his Abandon EP, the Dutch DJ and producer has since made a name for himself with his unique brand of high-octane, explosive drum and bass. Continuing his reign in the scene up until the present day, Pythius is well-known for his fiery, hard-hitting beats and the prominence he holds alongside pioneers Black Sun Empire, State of Mind and Neonlight amongst others.
Pythius treats us to a bold slice of sonic disorder with From The Future, expertly combining a commanding bassline with a special kind of emotional musicality of which only he is capable. On the flip side, Pythius drafts in fellow drum and bass powerhouse June Miller for Akkoord – a suspenseful roller in which the producers’ attention to detail and bass expertise comes to the fore.
With a full LP on the not-too-distant horizon, From The Future / Akkoord ft. June Miller pulls out all the stops as a taster of what’s to come. Available from 27th October via Blackout.
Artist // Gydra
Release // Kill Party EP
Label // Eatbrain
Release Date // 13.11.17 Beatport Excl.
The depth of the forest was unknown to those who lived at its verge. Shadows cast from the dense canopy seemed to reach out towards those who passed close by, wisps of darkness unfurling and twisting around the limbs of the youngest that dared to play at its sinister edge. The oldest stories of its roots passed across the creaking voices of the town pensioners hunched in the safety of others, discretely whispered and shot through with fearful looks. The allure of that dense and ancient place stretched back eternal, and bitter consequence waited for those who breached its dark heart. The crew ignored the nonsense of such crones, pulling the carts of equipment under the cover of dusk until the sounds of the town were but a memory. The speaker stacks were raised against the night, strings of lights hung between the trees and purity of disturbed bass rolled against the surrounding trunks as they disentangled themselves from the mundane fiber of the lives they left behind. Twisting against one another as they let flood serotonin delight, they ignited an orgy of sonic symbiosis as the rave found its wings and took flight. The spores drifted imperceptibly into the clearing from the darkness around, lodging without discomfort in the eyes, ears and noses of the gathered young. And then the screaming started, the undulating mass of the gathering turned inward… devouring itself as limbs were separated from bodies, necks ripped as skin tore loose and the blood flowed freely over the gnashing faces of those left alive at the KILL PARTY…
GYDRA return to EATBRAIN in force, following up their well-received CYBORG EP with the dynamic, darkly driven but funk-laced assault of the KILL PARTY EP. From the old-school drenched piano and ultrafunk of the title track, to the playful sinister intent of PRIMITIVE INSTINCT, the filthy sub explorations of PROBLEM and the predatory sensibilities of IKRA – the 4 tracks within display the dynamic and exploratory character of the production outfit. This is Russian neurofunk at its finest, delivered on the platform that’s tailored exactly to the premiere kinetic nature of its content.
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French production duo Kantyze give it both barrels on their Free Love Digi debut, the powerful Mutation LP.
Fusing twisted synth sounds, bludgeoning basslines and stomping drums into thoughtful, atmospheric and genuinely artistic music, a formidable amount of ground is covered over the course of the record’s nine tracks.
Drum & bass delivered with half-time rhythms, the cacophonous swagger peaks on tracks like ‘Expanse’ and ‘Kyber’, but each cut drips with a different flavour.
The Kantyze project is the work of Feubo and Knockoutz, who have spent the last 20 years deeply immersed in the French bass music scene.