What do you think rave music created by the guy widely credited with creating the internet trend seapunk would sound like? Confused? Manic? Synthetic? Neon and set sail on a tide of crystalline pixels? Yeah, these four tracks are all that and more.
Prolific London duo Radiokillaz ramp up the old skool flavours once again here, throwing junglistic breakbeats, dystopian synthwork, hardcore stabs and snatches of pitched-up ragga vocal over heavy kicks and snares for a track that's full of dubwise rave energy. On the remix, Pressa adds clipped keys and heavily-delayed brass stabs, while Galvatron grabs an Amen and furiously freewheels for a reworking that heads into full-on 170bpm d&b territory.
The Exaltics usually specialises in deep, esoteric electro — which is why this release is so surprising. While 'The New Beginning' sees broken beats supporting waves of acid, it’s the stomping cyberpunk techno of 'Coroded' and 'Downwards' that marks a radical change of direction.
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