With a loud and sinister atmosphere, consistent with everything we know of neurofunk connoisseurs Eat Brain, Czech producer Qo returns to the imprint, bringing with him a section of hard-hitting drum patterns and an evil, monstrous bassline. Long time legend Ryme Tyme provides the vocal talent, with a set of conscious bars rather than a quick hook. Mean, fast and aggressive, the lit fuse was definitely attached to a banger.
This brooding trip into the heart of darkness was intended to be on a recent Horger release, but for legal reasons is now available for free via the big man's Facebook page. All mesmeric organ riff, furtive atmospherics and bully boy sub, it's the more-is-less principle exemplified, a mood-shifter extraordinaire for selectors who like to throw their audience a supremely cultured curveball or two in-between the bangers. Go find.
Like an archetypal dubstep blueprint, Kahn has managed to craft two tracks which simultaneously transports you back to Mass, DMZ in early 2006 in a fog of weed smoke and Foreign Export swagger, whilst still feeling totally relevant in 2015. The sound has almost been waiting these past nine years for everyone else to come full circle to appreciate its broad influences, open mindedness and discerning palate. Superb.
Here's a tasty dub-fuelled four-tracker from the Bournemouth-based collective ahead of their forthcoming second album. 'Stay Calm' and 'Glow' are festival-friendly noisenik breaks, while title track 'Welcome to Earth' plumps for a 303-fuelled trip into moody dystopian territory. But the pick of the bunch is 'Protector', a powerhouse of rolling breakbeats, reggae keys and deep sub topped off with a firing vocal from the mighty MC Tenja.