Taking it back before the birth of jungle/D&B as we know it today, Kantyze and Disphonia take us on a deep, dark journey into the unknown with this release on Trust In Music. "1987 Demons" is all ominous atmospherics, creeped out SFX and terse, pumping drums, falling into a Renegade Hardware-meets-Dispatch type affair of the utmost sort. The accompanying VIP mix of "Timemachine" brings in Camelorg and builds from an epic choral post-apocalytic soundscape, haunted by robots to a terrific techstep utopia. Fans of Dom & Roland take note!
Drum and bass doesn't come any more gnarled and messed-up than these six new tunes from Germany's Trust In Music label. Epidemic's "Sweet Milk" is a metal-flecked crossover with a brilliant build that mutates into a whole change of direction, aided by some mean guitar chords, while sub-pummelling bass is the order of the day on Alien Seed's "The Workingmachine". On a much more stripped-down, jump-up tip though is Kust's "Nemesis" while the gabba-influenced "Satellite" by Incube and Lost is probably the toughest and meanest beat of the bunch.