the ukrainian child prodigy cum dnb mastermind limewax delivers two stunning examples of studio wizardry. on the a-side we find jij, a melodic and uplifting anthem with big breakdowns and even bigger drops. with the flip limewax skillfully merges 3-4 individual tunes into one tearing behemoth of a track. position chrome goes from strength to strength.
for pc081 counterstrike and the panacea come up with 2 anthems that showcase their unique style in the best possible way. the minotaur is an absolute dancefloor stormer with a hard-driving bassline and catchy stabs that makes it stand out from the rest. zef bass with its cheeky vocal-sample, big drums and epic synths is sure to set any venue into frenzy! zef bass is straight from bellville. kief as can be…
for centuries man has tried to prevent the mythological nordic ship >naglfar< from landing. inspired by the >edda<-saga balkan wunderkind cooh invites established german artist current value to join him on the aside. the result is an ultra-minimal, anthemic headbanger that once again defines techno-dnb. for the flip cooh collaborates with legendary techno-producer, now turned dnb-head dean rodell. their track >medicine< is the best of both genres combined in an innovative yet relentless and quirky stomper that sure will cure every crowd! cooh, current value and dean rodell will start their epic encounter.
7 years after his last full-length album, the panacea releases his 6th studio album entitled chiropteran. as always, he breaks fresh ground with complex song structures and musical variability unlike what you have heard in dnb so far. this ingenuity has made the panacea one of the most praised entertainers in todays electronic music-scene. while consciously referencing the heritage of early nineties ravemusic, a reduced, straight sound runs like a red thread through the entire album. what appears to be a well-known scheme is being reinvented both musically and technically, making >chiropteran< a musical symbiosis of dance and brain-dance. collaborating with artists such as donny, lethal, dean rodell and limewax only adds further colour to the album. overall this record proves to be more than just another 12 inch single compilation but masterfully entertains the listener over 78 minutes. over the 2 years working on this album the panacea has found a musical language that transcents trends or genres, thus >chiropteran< wont sound dated after a few months but will, in time, prove to be a milestone in electronic music.
audios first experience with electronic music was in the early 90s with the colin dale and colin favour and his techno roots can be heard on this epic 12inch for position chrome. stomping d&b raw and dirty.
raiden has worked hard at creating his own identity and as a result earned a strong support network of artists and fans alike. his sound walks the tightrope between techno and drum n bass, in love with the ethos of techno and unable to let go of his love for big bass and breaks.
lethal (real name dan franklin) found his introduction to producing with a commodore amiga and a copy of octamed in the early 90s. around the same time he got into mixing and started himself on what was to become his chosen path. influenced by early hardcore and detroit techno it shaped his style to a point that is evident in his music today. around late 96 the tech-step boom in drum n bass broke in a big way and lethal found himself hooked on a genre that fitted his taste and attitude. around early 99 after placing 3rd in a blatantly rigged dj competition he started playing out regularly at various parties and clubs including the infamous club labrynth.