Next level badness from Phace & Misanthrop's Neodigital camp; both these cuts push D&B into brand new creative alleys, ruffing the genre up and nicking its wallet in the process. "Wrecked" is as forefront as it gets; all stuttering cuts and mad edits flying in from nowhere. Wonky, spacious and daring, it's like a Dub Phizix track but heard 30 metres deep underwater while having a bad dream (this is a good thing). A Cray's "Stomper" is a little more conventional - in that its rhythm is more of a classical steppy dynamic - but the thundering bass and spiky synth shots give it an almost anarchic edge. Goodbye neurofunk, hello neuropunk!
Little is known about 2222 but in this instance it's more useful to let the music do the talking anyway. Detail's hard-hitting first track is a minimal stomp through electronic and neuro influences. With cinematic breakdowns and some serious atmospheric build-up, expect to hear it on a mixtape near you soon. Following this penchant for all things dark, crisp and minimal, Haemoglobin's offering steps hard to an echoing synthy backdrop. Noel & Exit9's "Can't Be There" softens the corners with a deliciously deep roller of a bassline, and to throw yet another curveball, Hidden Elements - "Nr 13" is a beautiful piece of microfunk, delicate and subtle with an intense level of production skill. One special EP.