Mindscape – Rat Pack

OUT: 16/12/13

The Hungarian madman known as Mindscape brings his trademark sound to the masses with “Rat Pack EP” – the latest offering on EATBRAIN, the label from the mind of Jade. Under the creative direction of this neurofunk innovator, Eatbrain has presided over countless releases by drum & bass’s finest since the label’s inception in 2011. 2013 alone has seen Eatbrain work in conjunction with the likes of Telekinesis, Concord Dawn, Coppa, 2Shy, NickBee, and Teddy Killerz, while continuing to expand into a widely supported movement within drum & bass culture. Continuing the streak of quality, Mindscape joins the fold with his first solo EP on Eatbrain – Rat Pack EP.

The producer has been a close ally of the imprint since it’s inception, having worked with Jade on tracks like ‘Banshee’ (Citrus Recordings), ‘Orion’ (Commercial Suicide), and Mindscape’s own infamous remix of Jade’s ‘Venom’ (EATBRAIN002). With “Rat Pack EP”, Mindscape delivers his finely tuned artistic vision to Eatbrain; grungy, innovative, riot-starting drum & bass music.

‘Rat Pack’ immediately sets the vibe with satisfying plucked keys atop pattering drums and ominous atmosphere. Mindscape doesn’t wait for listeners to get comfortable before unleashing two hulking bassline punches on the downbeat, setting the stage for the remainder of the tune. The intro draws to a close, and equally distorted bassline counterparts come into focus. ‘Rat Pack’ gets serious as aggressive drums converge with riotous vocal snippets to create a potently anarchic concoction. Melodic components descend downward, with a sense of hopelessness. A descent into madness, no doubt.

MINDSCAPE:
https://www.facebook.com/m1ndscape

EAT BRAIN:
https://www.facebook.com/Eatbra1n

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Bladerunner – Lock Off

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Mate, this bassline consists of only the finest frequencies. Taken from the Warehouse Music EP sampler… seriously big.

1. Command Strange – Disco Ball
2. Bladerunner – Lock Off
3. Need For Mirrors – Ambush
4. Critycal Dub – Welcome to The Jungle

BLADERUNNER:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bladerunner-dnb/112672835453675

CHRONIC RECS:
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Cyantific – Eski’s Song

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The CYN team steamroll into the festive period with Cyantific’s ‘Ice Cream’ b/w ‘Eski’s Song’. 2013 has seen the CYN Label go from strength to strength and they’re ending the year with a blast. ‘Ice Cream’ is a vintage slice of dancefloor destruction. Displaying thuggish call and response, knock-out punches and the classic computer game stabs – ‘Ice Cream’ has got hoards of hungry punters chasing it down the street for one more taste.

The flip side sees Cyantific turn his hand to a deft and soulful roller. Smooth delivery laced with 80’s synth power and a nostalgic bassline makes ‘Eski’s Song’ transport you back to time where drum and bass was thriving and above all else, passionate. This show’s Cyantific’s ability to seamlessly morph yesterday’s textures with tomorrow’s sounds.

CYANTIFIC:
http://www.facebook.com/Cyantific

CYN MUSIC:
https://www.facebook.com/CyantificMusic

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Mako – A Break From Ritual

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Mako’s “A Break From Ritual” is a heavy-footed drum rush that has no confusion about its namesake. Apaches, Amens and Think breaks clatter seamlessly overtop a crushing two-step kick/snare darkly worshipping Photek’s classic MODUS OPERANDI track “Smoke Rings.” Heavier and unshy about his equally informed nods to noughties neurofunk, Mako does not mean to disappoint a single dance-floor with this one.

WARM COMMUNICATIONS:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Warm-Communications-official/213247018692998
https://twitter.com/#!/warmandred

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Original Sin – Superman

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Hype and Pascal present the long awaited new EP from Original Sin. Get your cape on cos the first track ‘Superman’ is a high flying, action packed, fast paced hero of a tune which will be sure to get the dancefloor going.

Following on from that Original Sin keeps up the pace with ‘Radical’. Up next is another stormer, ‘Return of the Overfiend’, this is a bass heavy blinder and has some familiar beats.

Original Sins fans know to expect his high levels of cinematic production and ‘Never Gonna Change’ doesn’t disappoint with its slowly melodic vocals and cheeky beats.

This is another quality EP from one of the Playaz heavy hitters, been getting smashed by Hype at all of the festivals this year as well as picking up early support from 1xtra. Were sure this is gonna be big.

ORIGINAL SIN:
http://www.facebook.com/DJORIGINALSINOFFICIAL

PLAYAZ:
http://www.facebook.com/playazrecordings

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Volatile Psycle – Dark Ground

Some more unsigned business from Volatile Psycle, labels get on this! Loving this track – clean drums, deep heavy bass and wicked vocals back the whole thing up. If you don’t know who Volatile Psycle, they are two lads hailing from a part of the land made famous only by Bernard matthews, Horatio Nelson and Alan Partridge. Make sure you follow them on their social pages below!

VOLATILE PSYCLE:
http://soundcloud.com/volatile-psycle
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Volatile-Psycle/235771273185237?fref=ts

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Serum – Tight Spot

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THIS TRACK IS AN ABSOLUTE STOMPER.

CD1
1. Rudimental Feat. Foxes – Right Here (Andy C Remix)
2. Friction Feat. Arlissa – Long Gone Memory
3. Rae & Christian feat. Tony D, Jazzy Jeff, Agent 86 – Check The Technique (Rollz Remix)
4. The Prototypes – Abyss VIP
5. DJ Fresh & Diplo Feat. Dominique Young Unique – Earthquake (TC Remix)
6. Modified Motion & Faction – Shoot First, Ask Questions After
7. Mediks Feat. KJ Sawka – Cannibals
8. Metrik – Break Of Dawn
9. High Maintenance – The Future
10. Gridlok & Prolix – Slingshot
11. A.M.C & Loko – Only One
12. Cyantific – Hold Back
13. Zen – Year 3000
14. Serum – Tight Spot
15. Hypoxia – Space Time
16. Nu:Logic – Tripping In Space
17. Mampi Swift — Soldiers
18. Wickaman & RV — Risky Business

CD2
1. Audio – Headroom VIP
2. Noisia & Calyx & Teebee – Hyenas
3. Usual Suspects – Killa Bees (InsideInfo Remix)
4. Phace – Vitreous
5. Ulterior Motive – Lost Contact
6. Xtrah – Cyrax (Break Remix)
7. NickBee – Era
8. Dub Motion – See Saw
9. BTK – Vigilante
10. Emperor feat. Georgia Yates – Begin
11. Break – Music Is Better
12. Saxxon & NC17 – Addiction
13. Teddy Killerz – Bronson
14. Need For Mirrors & HLZ – Smudge
15. Foreign Concept & Stray – Bang It
16. Total Science – Subwarfare
17. Maztek – HiveMind
18 Optiv & CZA – Vital Signs

SERUM:
https://www.facebook.com/serumdnb

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DLR & Break – We’ll See

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DLR has launched his solo career with an astonishing rate of productivity and his release schedule has been packed full of exceptional quality music. We are proud to bring you his next single, arguably the most anticipated to date.

“We’ll See” is a collab with Bristol-based companion, Break. The pair have joined forces again after the success of their last collaboration, “Murmur”. The result is simply stunning and the duo deliver a neck-snapping monster of epic proportions. Despite the mysterious track name, it’s a devilishly lethal concoction; combining the immense talents of two of the scene’s most respected producers.

DLR & BREAK:
https://www.facebook.com/dirtyleroi
https://www.facebook.com/SymmetryRecordings

DISPATCH:
https://www.facebook.com/DispatchRecordings

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Gridlok & Prolix – Revenge

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Gridlok & Prolix – Revenge is taken from the forthcoming album ‘Project Trendkill’. 38 minutes of un-compromised no-nonsense drum and bass music.

1. Riot
2. Revenge
3. Snowed In
4. Slingshot
5. Nightcrawler
6. Mode-M
7. Sociopath
8. Lounge Act

FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/GridlokP51
https://www.facebook.com/ChrisProlixMcCarthy

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Maztek – iMaz

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Maztek is one of those musical geniuses people are rightly jealous of. After discovering music aged just 13, he has moved through lead guitar, percussion and more before falling for techno and drum & bass at age 18. Immersing himself in the Italian underground scene, he starting making electro, grime and dubstep as well.

His own label, Subculture Records, began in 2005, and since then he has released on, and collaborated with, a who’s who of international drum & bass artists. Add in remixes for N.phect, Intiman and Foreign Beggars, and you begin to get the picture. He now brings his unqiue sound to his latest release on Renegade Hardware, a perfect home for his full on, futuristic beats. Over the last 18 months Maztek’s tracks have become a staple in an ever-expanding diverse selection of DJ sets. Known for his skilfully crafted Dancefloor orientated drum and bass, Maztek’s productions wreak havoc not only across club land, but also across the charts every time they are released.

Closer iMaz rounds things out perfectly, with depth, precision and enough funk to knock you into next week. Shimmering low end, perfectly engineered mids and some interesting samples and effects at the top all add up to one hell of a tune. Maztek has done it again, and shows off his finest work to date on M-Theory. Get to know the theory, and put it into practice now.

MAZTEK:
https://www.facebook.com/MaztekHQ

http://www.youtube.com/maztekhq

RENEGADE HARDWARE:

https://www.facebook.com/renegadehardware

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