Kemal’s return to the scene continues! Following the release of a slew of remasters and a handful of new tracks via the Kemal & Rob Data Bandcamp, the neurofunk pioneer touches down on Bad Taste with a fresh remix for Trilo and Vegas.
This new take eases off on the raw bassline aggression of the 2019 original, focusing instead on a hypnotic synth lead for maximum earworm energy, lending a taste of old-school rave to the modern D&B sound. Delicious and tantalising…here’s hoping for plenty more where this came from. Check out the track below and hit up the Bad Taste store to pre-order a copy right now – the remix drops Apr 30th.
The trio known as Razlom seem to be releasing EPs with rapid fire succession, as their new EP, Thriller, is out only one month after their Arrival EP. Thriller is out on Bad Taste Recordings, which is a good choice of imprint for them due to the weird and slightly retro nature of this sophomore EP.
The EP opens with the title track, which is an excellent mix of old school dnb beats, tech step synths and vocal samples, and modern sound design. The inter-beat is so fast it almost makes the track sound a little like gabber, but make no mistake: this track is well inside the drum and bass wheelhouse, with classic wind ups, drops and sweepdowns.
Another highlight is the neuro-fueled Storm is Coming, which also has some nice techy grinds to it as well as a techstep backbeat. This will likely be a single other producers will play out, but it’s still more arty and not as easily mixable as it sounds in the opening. Voyager is probably the raviest track on the EP, while album closer No One (Feat. MC Temper) has a more melodic quality, if Razlom are capable of such a thing.
While neuro seems to be the term of the day for many acts like Razlom, Thriller seems to be much more in the techstep realm, but done in a really modern and interesting way. Razlom are here to shake up the drum and bass norms with their brassy, techy way, and it’s definitely none too soon. Thriller is available now on all major platforms.
With a fresh compilation EP dropping on Bad Taste today and a host of new ventures recently announced, Methlab continue to make powerful moves in the neurofunk world. To find out more we grabbed the agency boss Jef and Kloe from Bad Taste Recordings for a chat about why he started Methlab, collaborating with Bad Taste and his thoughts on the neuro scene today. Check it out…
We’ve got another fine Russian export in the Damager spotlight today as production trio Gydra step up to Bad Taste Recordings! EP title track Dystopia is undoubtedly our favourite track from the release, featuring a potent combination of crunchy reese bass and punchy yet funky percussion; hammering drum rolls on the first drop give way to a rolling 2-step break in the second half for a tune that will definitely mash up the dance!
Check out the full track below via the Terminal Youtube channel and watch out for Dystopia dropping via Beatport from Friday, with full release following two weeks later.
Agressor Bunx makes his second entry in the Dojo Damager series with another absolute stomper, this time for Bad Taste Recordings! The aptly named Total Destroy is a straight up neurofunk power play, building tension with hammering snare riddims and throbbing bassline gristle before dropping into full roll madness. The scuzz on the low end in this tune is just unbelievably satisfying; get ready for this one to wreck floors!
Total Destroy drops this Friday with B-side Crusader exclusively on Beatport, so check out the clip to wet your appetite and keep an eye out! If you’re hungry for more Bunx action then check out his mix for the Bad Taste Podcast here…gnarly business.
Once again we’ve had too many good releases dropping into the inbox so here’s part two of our roundup for October featuring Arcatype, Silent Witness, Rockwell, Dub Berzerker, Soul Intent and more! Continue reading →
It’s been a while since our last Classic Track retrospective, so we figured what better reason than the re-release of possibly the most iconic track from the 90s Techstep era? Bad Taste Recordings have gone back to the original DAT tapes for a brand new digital remaster of Bad Company’s legendary tech roller The Nine, preserving the flavour of the original but adding a wee bit of extra crispness to the sound. Check it out below and head to the Bad Taste store to pick it up on vinyl or digital now!
Billain’s production has been going from strength to strength over the past few years as witnessed by ripping releases like his remix of Optiv’s Krakpot and the mighty Batbots12″ which came out last year on Bad Taste. Never one to rest on his laurels, the Bosnian producer has returned with a storming new tune for Bad Taste in the form of Boogie.
Intricate percussion work and old-skool style rave sounds build atmosphere on the intro before giving way to a furious neuro-bass infused lead-in to an absolutely face-smashing drop…serious thunder from the hyper-compressed kicks and snares and the ultra-kinetic warping low end alike. Bad tune! Grab yourself a pre-order and watch out for this one dropping on March 25th.