Review: Up and at 'em: SL8R makes his label debut on Vienna label Delta9 with four jittering drum jams. "No Fuss" lights the fire molten skitterish drums and a sinewy high voltage bass texture while "This Way Up" follows a similar rhythmic route but with added dramatic growls. Elsewhere we're stampeded with elephantine kicks and heaving Culture Shock-level bass groans before being brought to life by the finger-clicking, machine funk of "Elastik", a track that pings so hard you can feel the tremors from here to Groningen. Don't look down.
Review: Delta9 is an Italian label which has now firmly cemented its place at the forefront of the minimal drum & bass extravaganza. This single is a remix outing from Black Barrel and Quadrant & Iris, who are jumping behind the wheels for Jestah & Creautures and DOT. & Compiler. The result is a bitingly tight rendition of the originals, as Black Barrel blends croaking synth work with a simple, elegant and yet devastatingly effective bassline that ripples with funk and energy. The flip by Quadrant & Iris is rougher in tone but no less precise, as dripping acid-infused synths light the road ahead through a pitch of inky blackness. Brilliant.
Review: Invadhertz are one of the best acts working on the more minimal side of the spectrum right now, with releases on Flexout, Context and more, and now they're flying the Italian flag on Delta9 Recordings. This is a sweet EP, featuring a stinking remix from fre4knc, that stretches out over six tracks of pure stripped back, industrial sonics. There's a range of sounds, from the minimal forces of 'Neo Tribes' contrasting with the rolling liquid sounds of 'Take Me Places'. This is a piece of quality from Delta9.