Review: For many years now, TSVI has been putting on a fantastic showcase for the more experimental areas of electronic dance music. This latest selection sees him join up once again with Nervous Horizon for six sizzling originals. We begin with 'Modulatrum', a powerful roller, focussing on pulsating drums and eerie synthesizer flutters, followed by the almost moombahton style drum chops of 'Sospiro Sospirando', already adding some serious variation. Next up we take a dungeon-ready twist as the powerful drum pulses and reverberated arrangements of the title track 'Sogno' deliver a system-shattering punch, before the minimal, percussive-lead crunches of 'Disturbo' wade into view. The two collaborations then arrive in style as Randomer first unleashes a gnarly run of tripletted, dancehall style rhythms on 'Reflex', before we round off with the twisted electronic distortion and half-time arrangements of 'Compos Mentis' alongside Seven Orbits. Amazing work all around.
Review: After a brief period away, TSVI returns to his home imprint and all around dance music dons Nervous Horizon for a funky spectacular. His brand new EP entitled 'Rambo' is a fantastic collection of futuristic funky arrangements, showcasing just how ahead of the times he is. To start, 'Pull Up' is a carnival epic with euphoric horns leading the way amidst kuduro drum patterns and percussive rolls designed to turn up any party. This is followed by the droning subs and skippy snare loops of 'Funky T' and the electronic drills of 'Roller'. The EP is then finished of with 2 heavyweight carnival collaborations, the first of which is with DJ JM entitled 'Xus Lord' followed bythe'Jaguar' alongside the infamous Wallwork. On remix duty Luru steps forward for a super high energy refurb of 'Pull Up'.
Review: London's Nervous Horizon as are bass frequency specialists specialising in crossover sounds into industrial techno, with interesting results. Label boss TSVI takes no prisoners on this brutal and in your face effort. First track "Set You Free" features a four to the floor stomp that doubles up on itself, sounding like a jackhammer at times, supporting harsh metallic strikes and electro zaps in a style that'd make Hodge stand up and notice. "Headshot" features grim horror samples over an abrasive broken beat, harsh noisescapes and a female vocal repeating the very refrain. Lokane's remix of the track later on is a real highlight with its trippy and hypnotic melody giving way to another truly grating one later, supported by psychedelic mayhem. He teams up with Luru on the experimental "Black Dog" while "Yeah" is a more minimal and restrained effort but packs equal impact in its relentless body bashing rhythm.