Review: Straight in with the tech vibes, Audio gets things smoking with "Burn It Down", a heavy as hell smasher with a serious stepper vibe. Even forgetting those dangerous post-apocalyptic atmospherics, this joint means business, and Audio's not leaving until that dancefloor has been well and truly conquered. Donny & Forbidden Society reign in pure evil for their darkly disturbing collaborative effort "Creator & Destroyer" fixing industrial breaks to chilling samples. The Czech Republic's own badmen Forbidden Society round off this smasher of a single with "The Punch", a digital bonus track that offers screwface bass, Leftfield sampling and filthy breakbeats with a neuro twist. Big, heavy and very nasty.
Review: Forbidden Society are on their own label this week for an eight-track EP slash small album adventure, with all eight cuts representing something different in their contribution to the release as a whole. The first half is dark and murky, with 'Rustler' and 'Deadbox' all absolutely going in with their distorted approach to bassline heaviness. The second half is more retrospective and chilled out, with the melancholia of 'Empty Eyes' making it possibly the best track of the release, a release that's finished off with the loping halftime of 'FCK Publicity'. Wicked.
Review: With a name that immediately incites fear and fury, Forbidden Society's "Forcer" is all distorted, computerized vocals and whirring synth drones. This is dark, nasty D&B at its best, recalling some Lifted moments with Spor, Ewun and Evol Intent. Stuttering drums, groaning bass and twisted SFX make this one a winner, whilst the accompanying "Incarnation" brings in the raw talent of Computerartist for another sci-fi extravaganza, this time with mashed up pumping lyrics, syncopated rhythms and a discernable Skrillex influence shining through with rock and dubstep undertones. Music for the next generation.