“bring… the noise… bring… the noise… bring… the noise…”
The first track has not even dropped yet, and you are already flying. Stoner brings the noise and the hard basses to the floor of your mind delivering like a mailman that throws the newspaper, but the newspaper is made of stone and crashes the windows. Hybris goes berserk against his computer and accidentally summons a demoniac creature while dropping KOMPUTr, and Signs simply smash your ears and speakers with Black Mirror. Eurofunk is really a collection of slammers, orderly displaced to achieve the biggest destruction of your inner-self, not letting you breathe for a second, and I really wouldn’t dare to be one of those guys dancing to this without any prior notice. I mean, for things this big you have to let the people do some physical training beforehand, to bare the consequences of a 9-hour skankathon.
The name ‘Eurofunk’ very likely refers to the multiple nationalities that characterize the artists that made it. We can indeed list Germany, France and Italy. All these nationalities bring different tastes to the audience, but all together form a common language, a drum and bass esperanto, that is probably the direction towards the whole genre is going.
The fourth, fifth and sixth tracks are signed by Current Value, Phace & Signs, and (last but not least) herr Misanthrop from Germany & signor Stoner from Italy. Current Value keeps dropping a new track every 5-6 seconds -we really can’t follow this rhythm dude, give us a break!- while Phace and Misanthrop confirm how skilled they are. The many-Phace god is truly killing it these last 2 years, bringing Neurofunk and Techstep to whole new levels of expression. When you meet a track by Phace along your playlist, it really feels like when you meet that huge monster that you’ll never defeat. It is so brute and angry that you just back up in a corner and hope his tentacles don’t reach ’til there. But they do, and they squeeze you like a Pamplemousse (which happens to be the name of the track together with the 3 french producers Signs).
While Phace, Current Value, Misanthrop, Signs and Hybris are confirming skills and levels reached some time ago and amazingly maintained, the surprise here carries the name of Stoner. He comes from Palermo (Italy) so, as I am italian as well, I can’t ignore how this is actually a remarkable achievement for our drum & bass movement. With just something like 20 years on his hunch, the guy has already some pretty important releases to show, and rocks the floor under the shelter of DnB Attack, a collective that has a true established name in the italian drum & bass scene.
This EP is amazing. It exploits all the faces of the neurofunk diamond, never chilling your hype and not killing Kendrick Lamar’s vibe. We truly recommend this to anyone who likes techstep, neurofunk and hard sounds in general. Here you will find hard basses, distorted kicks, disturbing melodies and creepy sounds. The two girls on the bottom left of the artwork look at you and smile like college rookies, but don’t trust them, this EP kills it at any second and we require a whole new level of neurodefinition for it. As always we leave with a hint from us to you, something you really shouldn’t miss from it. It is the first song, Bring the noise, from Stoner. We also provide all the links you need, enjoy!