Dat atmosphere. The new song released by Viper to celebrate the 100th release is a big one. Coming from the unison generated from the minds of Trei and Insomniax, the tracks is likely to blow you up where you seat. Yeah, you there chillin’ and this thing starts, you suddenly realize you’re not in the right place because you might wanna skank that instead of sitting in your office but -bazinga!- there’s no time, the drop gets you totally not prepared and you find yourself moving your head like a pigeon back and forth, with your best bassface. Just like the previous release for this special celebration, of which we talked about here, this one is no second-line material, rather a full frontal release with all that it takes.
The song is interesting from the very beginning, putting you in an unsettling state of mind. The chords are a little bit creepy, and there’s a little tension in the air. However, the feeling is the one where you actually wanna go further and see what is there in the rabbithole. The song progressively builds it up, and the drop is just as heavy as you would expect it. An overall success. I don’t know if it’s my headphones, but the bass was so strong in it that I just had to stop walking and look around to check whether anyone around me witnessed me doing 2 seconds of skank without realizing it consciously. The same happened when I saw Trei’s performance at Let it Roll, when at minute 42:17 he mixes Jabberwocky from Mob Tactics in an awesome way.
Both the Insomniax duo and the well-known Trei are not new to Viper: they all have some releases back with the british colossus, the earliest ones dated 2011 for Trei and 2014 for Insomniax. This commonwealth connection between the New Zealand pioneer of Drum & Bass Trei and the dudes from Bris Insomniax is a banger: the song delivers the right dose of bass and is massive enough to get your attention from the very beginning. If it has a lack, it’s maybe a little bit of that standing out feeling that tracks like Spychase by Insideinfo instead have. However, we can’t really always look the tiniest detail because we would forget how is what we have in front of us: a very good release, which we can award with 4 jakes!
Trei – links:
Insomniax – links:
Latest posts by Matteo Schiavinato (see all)
- Planets align, stars explode, and Neve drops The Message EP. Energy emitted is in the same order of magnitude. - 18 December, 2017
- Drum & Bass and videogames: a never-ending story that continues with Feint - 19 July, 2017
- A chat with Conduct: when they released Takai EP, the world stopped to admire it - 14 July, 2017