If you’re familiar with Signs or Eatbrain you should know exactly what to expect here; grotty neurofunk riddims a plenty! Interzone and Percuss provide the stompers while Black Meat and Vermin go a little deeper, exploring less rolling drum patterns and atmospheres.
Eatbrain boss Jade gets in on the action too with a massive remix of Vermin, flipping the track on it’s head for a peak-time dancefloor workout. Check out the clips below and grab the EP from Beatport right now, with full release to follow from May 18th.
Today’s classic track comes from what some see as the golden era of tech/neuro D&B and harks back to a techno-influenced side of the sound which is seldom heard these days. Providing the flip to Black Sun Empire’s Crash Bunny, Mindscape & Jade’s Unpleasant Surprise builds things nicely with rolling breaks and an acid synth line before dropping into an absolutely tearing reese bassline in the second half the verse. This one is a sure-fire dancefloor slayer!
Commercial Suicide have brought together the great and the good of the neurofunk scene to remix tracks from Mindscape’s Martin Chronicles LP. To celebrate the release of part 1 (and the impending release of part 2), we asked Mindscape to pick out his 5 favourite D&B remixes. Read on for his choices!
Automate head honcho Esion gets on the 1s and 2s to deliver a stomping 75 minute mix of wall to wall neurofunk bangers. The tracklist speaks for itself really with beasting tracks from the likes of Prolix, Black Sun Empire, Break, The Upbeats, Noisia, Spor and Ed Rush to name just a few. Check it out below and grab yourself a free download in 320!
Teddy Killerz get on the 1s and 2s for the latest episode of the Eatbrain podcast, delivering 68 minutes of rolling neuro goodness. The mix is packed full of new material from Teddy Killerz (including a bunch of new Bad Taste dubs) alongside beats from the likes of Audio, Aeph, Mefjus, Mindscape and Gridlok. Hard and heavy from start to finish, get to know!
With a promising opening salvo of releases from label owner Jade alongside the likes of Mindscape, BSE, Neonlight and Mefjus, I had high hopes for Eatbrain from the beginning. Their last release from Telekinesis really raised the bar though, and their 7th release from Teddy Killerz continues in that veign; right now, Eatbrain is the label for big, angry neurofunk.
The titular Violence opens the EP in style with some serious bass riffage and a pounding drum line combined with some subtle touches of sound design and an insistent hook. 2SHY steps up to provide vocals for the near obligatory MC-imbued track Blackout, but despite the fairly generic vocal the track doesn’t disappoint, providing heaps of warped neuro bass, another cheeky wee hook and a slight swung kick-led beat.
Newcomers Mizo & Zendi come to the table for the third track; Bad Omen kicks the atmosphere up a notch on the intro with some pretty epic synth swells building the track up over filtered breaks before a huge drop that brings to mind Task Horizons excellent work on the Evolved EP. The break even features a melancholy guitar solo before some apt cinematic sampling and another huge drop. Finally Jacob sees the duo stripping things back to a heavy, swung beat with little more than a kick and a snare, and a whopping great beast of a bass riff.
Watch out for this one dropping June 10th on vinyl and June 24th on digital.
Jade returns with the 6th episode of the sporadic Eatbrain podcast series and serves up a healthy portion of neurofunk for your listening pleasure! Brand new Eatbrain dubs from Telekinesis and Teddy Killerz feature alongside new beats and classic tracks from the likes of Noisia, Black Sun Empire, Dom & Roland, Neonlight and Bad Company. Dark and nasty all the way, just how we like it!
As promo for February’s rather excellent Renegade Hardware 18th Birthday event the boys at Hardware HQ got a rather tasty promo mix out of the one and only Chris.Su. Full of meaty double drops and hefty tunes from the man himself alongside new material from the likes of Mindscape, Jade and Telekinesis, this is definitely one for the neurofunk heads. Check it out and grab a free download below!
The nice folk at Trust In Music are back with yet another free giveaway in the form of four deadly neurofunk remixes from Rregula & Dementia, Billain, Jade & CliffHanga. They’re all pretty pounding but my pick of the bunch is Rregula & Dementia’s remix of Neonlight’s Frozen Tape. Check it out below and grab the whole EP from the TIM Free Downloads page!
While Dutch drum & bass veterans Black Sun Empire have certainly been busy gigging and organising their Blackout nights (which have recently touched down in the UK, to great success) new music from the trio has been fairly thin on the ground since their last album Lights and Wires. Apparently the boys have been busy and just not telling anyone though, as the emergence of the sampler for their 5th album From The Shadows shows.
More of a tease than a true show of new material, the sampler nonetheless showcases some seriously stomping remixes of tracks from Lights by the likes of Jade, Neonlight, Mindspace and Telekinesis. If you like your drum & bass big, bad and thoroughly growling then look no further than this!