Definitely "Maybe"... Eternal Muzik continue to crunch into the new year with four killer cuts from three killer artists. Asylum takes the lead with two caustic steppers: "Maybe" is pure groove poison with its jagged dynamics and alarming darkness while the sinewy step-based "Sinister" allows MC Kolapse the space to spill his demonic tones. Deeper again we find DJ Rodeo in fine jittering, off-beat form on "Shoot Me" and Traumatize closing the show with a riff-focused cut that wouldn't go amiss in a Randall set. Reference points don't come any higher.
It's an all-out bass brawl at Digital 101 HQ as Midlands duo Asylum collide and divide for five straight-up terror cuts. Together they provide the main bulk of the EP with the hair-raising staccato bass cuts "Impulses" and "Override" and the deeper, Bladerunner-style "The Music". Rounding up the EP they play solo roles; DJ Rodeo does that menacing mischief thing that Konichi does so well while Traumatize gets weirded out and croaky. Forward thinking.
Bucking heck! Rodeo's rifle stepper enjoys a cornucopia of refixes and they're all next level: KHALZ minimalises the dickens out of the situation, taking us to stark new places, Skankage adds layers of jagged steel and a spring the size of Wales to the mix, Magness throws down a Voltage-style subby swing while A.T.B twists up the rhythm with mischief. Comes complete with a seriously scatty VIP and a new original that's come from the remixer's collaborative minds: the trippy harmonic stepper "Lock Up". Bad boy business.
Half man, half bucking bronco, DJ Rodeo charges into the ring with a brand new label and serious bullish skills. "Lone Ranger" is a buzzy jump-fuelled track with a riff that owes as much to techno with its off-the-wall delivery and sound. The heavily swung "Let's Go" switches dramatically from dreamy waves to a croaked-out trippy groove and back again while "Move Your Body" licks up a jazz dream before shattering it with concrete-melting stuttering riff and "Remember When" takes us to the hyper-elasticated dances of the future. Unique.
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