Those who like their Drum & Bass hard and nasty should already be familiar with Current Value; the German producer has been belting out rugged Hardstep for the likes of Position Chrome, Evol Intent Recordings, Barcode, Offkey and Tech Freak since the late 90s and shows no sign of slowing down! Most recently he’s gained some exposure for his excellent remixes of Noisia’s Soul Purge and various tunes from Bjork’s Biophilia project, not to mention his collaborations with Dean Rodell as Machinecode.
His seventh LP release for Berlin based Subsitenz sees him dialling the aggression back ever so slightly compared to some of his more brutal releases, but make no mistake, the album still has more than enough edge. Highlights include the savage modulated tearout bass of The Arrival, the robotic technoid of Weirdo and the mutant drumstep of the titular Stay On This Planet. If ever evidence was needed that hard D&B can still have plenty of depth and variety, this album provides it in ample quantity.
You can hear a number of tracks from the album in Current Value’s latest Subcase mix below, and the album drops on vinyl, CD and digital from September 2nd.