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.
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.
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.
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