Review: Depdening on who you ask, they might say that Viper Recordings isn't the dancefloor behemoth that it used to be. Judging on this single from Millbrook, however, they'd be wrong, because in only his second release he's dropped two absolute percy tunes, proper dancefloor tracks but ones that don't succumb to cheesiness or over-saturation. 'Rituals' is the better of the two, a harsh-edged futuristic roller that pitches up and down with effortless satisfaction. 'Beyond' ropes in Disprove and Ordure for a heavier, glitched out experience in low-frequency pressure, with a stonking drum line and synth lines that are actually quite bloody scary. Yes Millbrook!
Review: Young Signal's making all the right signs and sines right now. Barely 18 and he's already fine-tuning a crisp, spacious sound, variety and detailed mixdown signature. Most importantly... the funk is abundant. There's a natural groove to both "Parallax" and "Ten Paths" that's not dissimilar to Break just slightly darker. Elsewhere "Downfall" is reminiscent of "Oblique" in its icy soulful way but with delicate vocals from Zoe Klinck while "Fearless" takes note from techno with its staccato riff and tippy percussive off-beat clips. Teaming up with equally on-point and hyped act Aggressor Bunx for the finale, "Isolation Cell" hits with the darkest design of the EP Vicious and rattling with an electrified aesthetic. Another surefire sign of a bright future for Signal.
Review: Signal on Shogun Audio... Now there's a partnership you'd buy stocks in. We kick off with "Doom Desire", a turbine harmonic explosion with a bassline that actually trims your beard if you're within 50 feet of the speakers. The deeper into the document we dent, the more twists in the tail we find... The naked grumbling stepper "Lost Victory" (with fellow new-gen murderation specialists Disprove & Fre4knc), the sultry vocal and introspective soundscapes of "How Will I Know" and the machine funk blunderbuss "Misery". By high, sell high: Signal's dealing out furiously fine dividends right here.