Callide & Intraspect – Heart of the Machine [The Zoooo]

Callide & Intraspekt return to Crissy Criss’s The Zoooo imprint with another 12″ which harks back to the golden era of tech-edged dancefloor D&B around 10 years ago. Combining fierce breaks, an epic synth lead and some gritty reese bassline action, Heart Of The Machine hits the spot nicely – sufficiently “hands in the air” without veering off into utterly cheesy territory, and with enough grit to hold it’s own against out and out bangers.

Over on the flip Crowd Control tones down the euphoria and kicks down the door with hard snares and a monstrous warped bassline. As with previous collabs from Callide & Intraspekt the pair have hit the mark nicely between the grit and production quality of tech and neuro and the straight up energy of the jump-up production style Callide used to produce.

Check out the beats below and watch out for the release from December 2nd.

Callide & Intraspekt – Space Theory / Equinox [The Zoooo Records]

Hot on the heels of their collab for XEX Audio, Callide & Intraspekt return with another pair of absolutely stomping tunes, this time for Crissy Criss’s The Zoooo Records.

Space Theory opens the salvo with a dirty reese bassline that signals serious business. Combining the energy and impact of jump up with the grit and production values of tech and neuro, this tune is a dancefloor weapon to be reckoned with.

Equinox meanwhile does a great job of lulling me into a false sense of security with a lush intro built on piano and guitar licks. Just as you’re beginning to wonder if the duo had a few too many whiskeys in the studio and got a bit emotional the drop busts in like a hundred ton slab of granite to the jaw; clattering breaks and an absolutely pounding bassline combine to absolutely wreck the place. Distorted 808s have never done so much damage.

Watch out for these dropping August 26th via all good outlets.

Callide & Intraspekt – Shark Bite / Dimensions [XEX Audio]

Cygnus PR guru and general D&B badman Callide teams up with fellow southerner Intraspekt to deliver two slices of techy, dancefloor oriented business. Shark Bite builds nicely with a sci-fi vibe both from the eerie synths and the choice sample before dropping into a militant array of bass stabs, distorted reece and pounding drums.

Dimensions backs up the A side nicely, dialling things back slightly and concentrating on epic filtered synth swells which positively sing through the tune. Beats-wise the duo have come up with a nice “three-quarter-step” style drum pattern for the tune, filling in the space between the kicks and snares with insistent hi-hat syncopations that keep the tune bubbling along nicely.

Check out the clips below and watch out for these dropping July 29th.