Phace - "Interplay" (Kimyan Law remix) - (4:13) 172 BPM
Review: Neosignal is a Dutch imprint that's currently celebrating its tenth anniversary of distributing hardcore, Neurofunk sonics to the masses. They're celebrating with a three-party remix LP that revists some of the best cuts from the label's history, and this is the first instalment, featuring Levela, Halogenix, Kimyan Law and more. Halogenix's remix of Misanthrop's 'Deadlock' is our favourite, a deeply minimal depiction that has Neurofunk overtones, a techy monstrosity that shows off his production prowess. Kimyan Law contributes with his usual creativity as well. We look forward to parts 2 and 3.
Review: We all know what we want from Misanthrop, and it's not a neck massage. Smashing the place up from minute one, this is a return to form from the Neosignal legend, and crikey is it good. Shapeshifting snares and techno-charged are the order of the day for lead track "Deadlock" but then we get into the delicate business of have our faces ripped off by title track "Greed Of Gain" straight afterwards. The onslaught continues through the neuro madness of "Catch-22" and the dark horror of "System Crash"; basically, if you love neurofunk or you're just a bit of a sadist, get your hands on this immediately.
Review: Misanthrop is best known for giving a one fingered salute with his brash, wily, almost punky techy drum & bass. Until now... Analog, his second solo album, shows a completely different, much deeper and thoughtful side to the German producer. Coming on strong like a Bodzin or Huntemann record, this is a proper opus that celebrates drum & bass music's deepest and most cosmic aspects. The staccato drama of "Deus", the techno pace and energy of "Heute Nacht", the intense delivery, arrangement and narrative of "Plastik" and "Space Station". The list goes on. We're not messing around here; this is one of the best drum & bass albums of the year, hands down.