Finnish duo Out of Fuel’s new EP, Isolation, is a real iceberg of a record – the kind that sinks ships, not bulks out your salad.
All frosty percussion and crystalline sci-fi pads, the EP marks the duo’s return to American label Translation Recordings and it is a bass-heavy, atmospheric affair. Moving in the shadows of drum & bass, skipping hats and window-shaking kicks keep things urgent across the four original tracks on the record, which concludes with the stalking Hypersensitivity remix of 2016 track ‘Ghosts’.
NEW RELEASE – Pythius – Monster Black Hole (Official Video)
Never one to shy away from making a statement when it comes to high octane drum and bass, Pythius delivers a bass-driven weapon of a track with new single Monster Black Hole. Following on from previous single From The Future / Akkoord ft. June Miller, Pythius builds momentum in bone-crunching style as we approach the release of his full-length album due later this year.
Pythius has been hailed as one of Blackout’s most impressive up and comers since making a name for himself with his Abandon EP. He’s famous for his tight, aggressive beats and the reputation he holds alongside the likes of Black Sun Empire, State of Mind and Neonlight amongst other heavyweights.
Monster Black Hole flaunts the type of hard-hitting sound that only Pythius can deliver – a gut-wrenching blend of heavy snares and electronic textures squared to get your adrenaline pumping. With morphing bass overlaps and piercing drum hits, this is one not to be taken lightly.
With a hotly-anticipated LP on the horizon, Pythius uncages a scorcher of a track to further keep fans guessing at what’s to come.
Real Vibes keeps the pedal to the metal with its third free-download release, the irresistibly powerful ‘Rollin’.
The label, founded by veterans of the scene Ly Da Buddah and Mystic Dan, only launched at the tail end of last year but is already on its third neck-snapping free download as it pursues an ambitious release schedule which aims to drop a new free tune each month until December this year.
‘Rollin’ is the latest effort, and just as before is a fat slab of junglist jump-up bossed by landslide basslines and with more ragga-stye vocals tearing through over the top.
Listen below, and pick up the free download from the Real Vibes Soundcloud page.
REDPILL – Call of the Warchief EP (Eatbrain)
The conflict had raged through the night, staining the battlefield black with the dark blood of the fallen, a crust of congealing life permeating the bleak soil of this desolate place – the air punctuated the occasional shriek as soldiers fell – their voices joined with the weak moans of the dying that littered the landscape. Their enemies were gaining ground on that field of death, threatening to overwhelm the horde and put an end to their centuries-long advance. Dawn was approaching, and with it, it would carry the messenger of their fate. The clan leader knew this, shifting on his mount where he watched the battle below and tearing the very air with his harsh cry… summoning the one who could turn their ill tide. From amongst the horde, his twisted banners arose, knocking both ally and foe aside, the deadly Ogrehund before him gnashing at their chains, hungry for the blood that would cascade through their sharp teeth. The skulls of his fallen enemies adorned his sides, his thirst for death unvanquishable.. His clansmen hailed him, the WARCHIEF – here to free the living from the burden of their miserable lives…
REDPILL makes a swift and unforgiving follow up to 2017’s well-received REDPILL EP with another slew of cutting-edge tracks for EATBRAIN with his WAR CHIEF EP. Carrying all of the energy, balance and restrained powerful force that ravers have come to associate with this extraordinary and prolific French producer, the 6 tunes within carry devastating impact. From the percussive experimentation of FADING to the funk-filled madness of NEURODISCO and the tearout battle cry of CALL OF THE WARCHIEF – Redpill marks out a fierce perimeter that offers no mercy – this is an audio assault for the strong-hearted. TRANSFORM (feat. FRAGZ) brings an additional layer of dense but captivating aggression to the system, held within a tightly bound structure, whilst BIOMEKA and ARCADE SANCTUM offer up the kind of pointed and dynamic neurofunk that fans of Redpill know and love.
With his second significant foray into the Eatbrain label, REDPILL continues to prove his effectiveness on the dance and willingness to experiment relentlessly with the neurofunk sound. EATBRAIN provide a solid and nurturing home on which this talented young producer continues to flex his exponentially growing skills.