After rocking the scene in the last 2-3 years with releases and remixes worth listening, Bl4ck Owlz are back with a five-song EP named Face Scraper that will scratch the rust off from the walls of any location it will be played into. What really impressed me of this release is the complexity: drum lines, bass lines, fx lines, suddenly a heavenly lead, then again hell and destruction. This EP has all the ingredients to build up a proper neuro atmosphere, like dark and heavy. Bl4ck Owlz are quite experts in this sense: their remixes of famous neurofunk tracks usually kick just as many asses as the original tracks do, and their original tracks make no difference. It’s not easy to find something about them in the internet without having the right connections, so we couldn’t trace a long and detailed history of these artists that definitely deserve a listen, but what we were able to do was to skim through their previous releases to provide you some examples of their sound:
Their sound is characterized by anxious leads and chargings, followed by heavy drops that usually surprise you with unusual rhythms and lines. You would expect a typical Neurofunk drum and bass scheme, and you get a complex whatdafuck instead. But that wtf you throw out when their songs drop ain’t no shit, just gold! There aren’t many artists able to surprise you with something like this, and definitely the ones that are can be counted on one hand. We will not start a war in the Neurofunk world naming who are the ones that we think are surprising. Deep down in your heart, you also know it.
Their new work, Face Scraper, is a true banger. Out today on Beatport exclusive under the solid arm of the established hungarian colossus Eatbrain, it features five songs that will blow ya mind more than Eve and Gwen Steffani in 2001 ( understand me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt88GMJmVk0 ). I’d like to introduce a new measurement unit that will accompany us through the future releases: the Jake. A Jake goes from 1 to 5, with a middle value of 3 that is literally translatable in average awesomeness. What a 5/5 Jakes score would mean would be true awesomeness, and 1/5 Jakes would mean no awesomeness at all. We could be the first Drum & Bass label / blog to feature a roster artist that is also a measurement unit. If our fierce J-Wok (aka Jake Watkinson) ake ever releases again something and we write something about it, he will be both the author and the ranking of the album. Jeez! Anyway, this new Bl4ck Owlz release scores 4/5 Jakes. It’s not a 5, not a 3, thus meaning that this work is over the average even if not the best ever heard; moreover, their name (Bl4ck Owlz) includes the mark so be it. It’s a good job and a good mark dudes, be proud of it! We ain’t gifting people with 4 Jakes that easy (believe me). Here under you will find some links that will help you get in touch with the Eatbrain world and the newsfeeds of Bl4ck Owlz. Be sure to check this new EP on Beatport Exclusive, just hit https://www.beatport.com/ and search “Bl4ck Owlz”, awesomeness granted. Enjoy!
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