Eatbrain’s second release for 2018 is in the form of L33 dropping his debut for the year that bears a dope title by the name Mafia EP. It is a five-track release, and it comes after the successful Karate LP that he dropped in 2016 on the very same imprint.
Wow! It’s surely been a while since we jammed some filthy good Neuro-Funk D&B, and this stuff just reminded us of that hectic feeling inside whilst the head is wildin’ out to & fro as it bops itself to the music. The EP officially features Coppa on the lyrical side, spitting them fiery words upon two joints namely; ‘LightsOut’ and ‘So Dope’. There’s also the title track as well setting it off from the top with a sound as sinister and merciless as its name. ‘Faded’ is loud and proud, too but the final song, ‘Last Signal’ definitely must be considered or regarded as a serious hit! It is an ideal favourite; from the beginning, the ear knows it about to go on a definite sound trip from the moment rugged electric sound in the intro kicks in to the up-tempo beats and atmospheres equalling a classic in the making.
If you want proper, unadulterated quality Neuro vibes then, this will do you well. In addition, it’s well mixed & mastered, and spots a dope cover fit for a wall poster or wallpaper on your screen.
As the year schemes closer to that time of the year, projecting the heavyweight DnB Festival, Let it Roll; sees labels and artists assimilate what’s at hand and churn out concept EPs in a series called “Goes to Let It Roll”. Now at our disposal is the forces over at Eatbrain on the circuit bestowing 5 whole tracks featuring artillery from their roster of artists by the likes of Chris.Su, Malux, Mob Tactics, Synergy as well as Zombie Cats.
Eatbrain’s curation on this EP can be heard assembling into formation of their belligerent sound chiselling it’s way to being a dominating factor as if the event is already full throttling in last gear. A mean cut spearheading the EP comes from ‘Synergy’ with the track “Let It Roll” which can just as well be the Anthem with the weighty vibes it carries. Virtuoso’s Mob Tactics giving the tune “Dimension” a real switcher towards the end leaving you wondering what more could’ve come off that. The robust Eatbrain has delivered quite a potent batch of tunes on this offering further solidifying their breed of neuro and their stance in the scene.
If you had been living under a rock for whatever reason for the past couple of months and are totally unaware who Synergy is, well, I take this opportunity to enlighten you a little bit. Synergy is the combination of two forces which are set to bring you a Super-Saiyan of production prowess in their establishment. And that is Segment & Concept Vision. This is their first offering under this Alias with a full EP. Their very first tune under their new Alias was “Rage” on Neodigital’s Neurofunk V2. Now, to get underneath this EP on Eatbrain and evaluate…
Helion, the 5 track adrenalin inducing caliber of Synergy is set to etch their dynamic to further extreme degrees as a solidified duo. First on the block is ‘Arkana’ which opens up slowly with an enigmatic intro, then pacing up to drop into an unexpected strident synthesis but well embellished. Well showcasing the Eatbrain style and that of the artists.
Getting into the swing of things to this EP as we move onto the second track. Titled ‘Destroyer‘, from which you can tell from the intro that there’s sufficient suspended intensity which is set to blow up the moment the track drops. And without fail the tune is a menacing fire-ball and unlawful with its sporadic cuts.
The follow up to this is ‘Warrior Sound‘ which employs the vocal work of “Miss Trouble” with a steady delivery. The track takes a much slower approach than the other two previous tunes. Displaying half-time tones and sufficient grit so that you’re not too comfortable.
Then comes in the title track ‘Helion‘ eagerly awaiting its turn if I may say. A grand intro is just a standard for such a name and it being the title track. The cinematic soundscape plays out, unveiling a vocal sample disgorging a caution to take heed upon. Then the track lashes out into electrifying whips with the second drop sending out spastic waves. depicting finesse.
Then we come to the final track on the EP. ‘Scarecrow‘, a track set to cut your breaths by half cause of the twisted articulation it brings that will have you in disbelief. The EP shows nothing much has changed but the progression of the sound they’ve always been known for working together. Also, could we just give props for the ever stellar artwork that always accompanies Eatbrain releases? Always mint and on point!
Do note that this EP was followed up by a sick Podcast from the duo. Something really worth checking out. See links below and click on the DL button!
Eatbrain recordings has yet brought us another brain picking release from an uncompromising Italian producer that is Maztek! Without further ado, let’s bask in this fully fledged Grinder EP.
Dark alley ways howling sounds of threat intro the picture painting of Blaffer, a portrayal of the hazard that is the combination of the workings of both Maztek and duo, June Miller. A track that boasts precision engineering with a vicious snarl. Next up on the roster of this EP is the title track Grinder which comes in processing some serious volcanoe lava, really solidifying it’s sheer weight on the EP with sharpened gearing edges.
Tangle intros with a trot paced snare from a distance and then building up to drop in thick and bouncy with some tangled up aggression seething the frequencies. This track shows great articulation, voicing barking like sounds but still musical. The fourth tune is Good Question which features the vocals of Leah Vee, female emcee spitting barbed wire bars on the mic. A glitched up delivery of her word plays keeps the track nicely on the leash as it’s ridden steadily. Now the final tune comes in as a remix of Maztek‘s Stompin’ tune which came out around 2014 but is now laced with the brainwork of Mob tactics on the rework and is certified debauchery! Check the link below how it goes down!
Terminal, a new unit has spawned merging the collective forces of Eatbrain – Badtaste and the Methlab Agency to bring forth a new strength of projects set to spearhead the sounds of DnB even further. To spark of the operation, new graft lands in the form of my all time favourite veteran in the scene, Current Value, with his Partition EP that stations four distinct tunes drafted to set fire to your ears.
Be forewarned as ‘Big Data’ takes the lead with chilly hollow pads on the intro almost leading you to the demise of your cerebral cortex on the drop of this sheer engineering of crumpled up sound but somehow fitting together still. ‘Balance Armature’ comes in as the second tune on the EP with a more unaccented marching beat vibe resuscitating your cognition from the experience that had befallen your mind from ‘Bad Data’.
Thirdly is ‘Orbital Decay’ which simmers the intensive technicalities vibes of the EP but still throws a substantial punch with good controlling influence. Last tune as it stands tastefully sealing the EP is ‘Primary Node’. This track packs such an infectious sinister groove delivered on clear cut production, straight buzzing on any floor. If you’re more inclined to the experimental bits with a harder and propelling vibe then this EP is for you.
Coming out of Russia, twin-bro duo ‘Gancher & Ruin’ set to release a fully fledged four track EP on the ever consistent with the sickness imprint, ‘Eatbrain’ recordings, dropping this July.
As a household name in the dark pits of Drum n Bass, ‘Gancher & Ruin’ present us with the ‘The Chase EP’ as it has been dubbed. An EP spearheading the neuro sounds even further in the ever evolving genre of DnB. Erupting foremost is the heated title track , ‘The Chase‘ practically setting the tone for the EP with a weighty bass ridden production engulfing your eardrums whole. The follow up to this is a spectacular one that particularly stands out for me, ‘Jump!‘ this one here features the head-honcho ‘Jade‘, of which this EP releases from. Now I can’t explain just how much zeal ‘Jump!‘ exudes! This one definitely has great power on the dancefloor! Good artillery to have on a heavy night!
Third tune on the roll is ‘Elemental’, certainly disorderly as it follows suit of ‘Jump!’. One of those tunes that pulls you back in again when you’re trying to take a breather from the dancefloor. Lastly is ‘Dragonfly’, which has a pretty interesting intro, only to flip over hell and make it the sky. This one is good to roughen up the crowd and get things ravey as fuck! Do not sleep on this EP! G&R have done a sick one with this!