Aeph – Black Hoax / Hudson Hawk [Lifted Music]

Hot on the heels of Memtrix’s excellent Numbers single comes the latest from the Lifted Music camp with a pair of tasty tunes from Italian producer Aeph. Maksim (who Lifted fans will recognise from his contribution to last year’s Struggle and Pain) steps up to provide vocals on Black Hoax, vibing off the distinctly glitch-hop into nicely. You’d be forgiven for thinking Lifted was toning things down…til the drop hits; huge squelchy neuro bass and synth stabs give the tune it’s character while synthetic drums drive things along at a hefty pace.

On the flip Hudson Hawk keeps the energy high with another rolling drum break and some seriously 80s synth action on the intro; Night Rider on speed? Bass modulations a plenty give the tune movement and weight in equal measure and the vocal sample adds bite before the tune drops into euphoric chords on the bridge. Aeph has mastered his craft on this release, treading that neurofunk tightrope with finesse; high production values while retaining grit, and tons of energy without descending into Skrillex-esque hyper-wobble.

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Mefjus & M-Force – Abandon / Struggle & Pain [Breed 12 Inches]

Breed 12 Inches return with another firing piece of neurofunk, this time from relative newcomers to the scene Mefjus (who’s just signed to the mighty Critical Music) and M-Force.

A side Abandon kicks the release off with some chunky basslines and sci-fi-esque melodies, while over on the flip Struggle & Pain is a tidy MC led number with eerie pads and a melancholy lyric laid over a slightly more stripped back beat.

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