Proper sound design, nice bad vibes, makes you shake it, everything is in place. You wouldn’t frame the new EP by State Of Mind (out for Eatbrain) as something radical, new or game-changing. However, you would mix it in your set 100%. In the end we’re talking about music that has to work on the dancefloor because DJs are the end-users, and this EP does the job pretty good. State of Mind are not newbies though, and this is just the level you have to expect from them: solid, consistent and dark. A perfect example of this can be listened to in Grape Juice, the last song of the EP, which conjugates perfectly the typical neurofunk atmospheres and sounds with a non-canonical bassline that creates a little bit of anxiety when hearing it. In a good way.
It’s been a long time since the State of Mind duo has been around. Personally, I started to like them with Ego, a track they released together with the dutch trio Black Sun Empire. They released tracks with all the major labels and are now part of the hungarian battleship called Eatbrain, which poops out classy neurofunk on a weekly basis and is definitely one of the names worth following in the scene. The featuring in this EP are quite important names: from the owner of Eatbrain mr. Jade to the italian basslord Maztek, passing through Mindscape and Nuklear MC just to garnish the dish a little bit more. A great group of artists that put effort in producing a good EP that will definitely rock the dancefloors.
All the tracks of this EP are consistent with each other, rolling the bass and rinsing it up properly, exactly as you would like to if you were in the first row at the rave. I can’t help it thinking that this is a good EP, because even if the innovation is not at its peak, you can notice how well curated the sound is in it. As always, the link to buy it is just some lines after this one, you might consider visiting it.
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