Stepping straight back into the Playaz rosta as if they'd never been away, Optiv & BTK's Drop The Funk EP is an explosive piece of work, bursting with the energy and nasty riddims the two have become so well known for. Opening track "Slander" retches and steps its way through filthy bass, making way for the two minute build and subsequent ridiculous drop of "Drop The Funk" to completely decimate dancefloors across the globe. "Get Dark" does exactly that, pushing extreme bass pressure and high energy rolling rhythms, while "Hack And Slash" is an out and out hurter, twisting and constricting around tightly wound bass that pushes further down into the darkness. A nasty little EP full of massive ideas.
Yes, yes, yes and another ten yesses. This release is something we approve of. Opening with force thanks to Emperor's incredible remix of Optiv & BTK's "Let It Loose", this commemorative release from one of the scene's best labels is a big deal. Next up, Mindscape's "Do It Like This" gets a brain melting remix from Maztek as it rips through your chest, and ready yourself for the retaliation as Mindscape gets to do a number on Maztek's "Sinestesia", forcing seismic bass into tight punches of hard-stepping goodness. Final tune "Nothing To Fear" sees Kyrist unleash neurofunk hell, the perfect way to round off a pretty much perfect release.