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A circular gun, shooting bullets in the shape of hot releases, with a trajectory that aims to your bloody face, with an electro-magnetical field that has the strength to loosen your skin collagen. This representation is the closest to the true one if we’re talking about MethLab Agency. I heard that their headquarters are in the exact place where Torchwood is in Dr. Who (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, shame). This time, they released an LP called Revenant which includes track from Current Value (you don’t say?), MaluxBroken Note, MachineCode, Rawtekk, War, Silent Witness, Hypoxia and Skynet Machine Code.

Malux at work.
Malux at work.
A MethLab fan shows his love.
A MethLab fan shows his love.

The Monarchs of Neurofunk aim high with this one: we’re talking about 9 tracks, ranging from dark liquid to deep neurofunk, all with that sweet vibe that will remind you the good old days when the aliens conquered earth and cut the throat to everyone. The chilliest song (Rawtekk – Subway) is still heavy enough to generate anxiety. That said, we can’t do nothing but praise the good work that the joint venture MethLab is delivering these days: the world is your oyster, guys. What I really liked is the fact that you can range from deep liquid to heavy neuro without really feeling that one of the two is out of place: it’s all where it should be, everything’s fine, heavy and loaded with guns. Somehow, this LP could have been a very good soundtrack for MadMax: Fury Road.

Current Value at work.
Current Value at work.

A mention of honor goes to Current Value: as we said in a previous article, he has the highest release rate of the Drum & Bass world, and the quality of the releases is on average very high. Tim Eliot kicks asses, bitches! Better deal with it! Here are some of our previous articles about his releases, which are as heavy as these titles:

Optiv, CZA, Current Value, Malux, Disprove, Tobax, two parts of Gin and one of Angostura: the Neurofunk Daiquiri is served

Current Value scrolls through his projects and finds his 19,107th EP of this year, called “Rethink EP” and out with Othercide Records

Current Value’s last “Air Shift EP” is so sharp and heavy that it could actually help you while cooking

Eurofunk is a rare and concentrated drop of awesomeness in a sea of average Neurofunk

Other artists that are killing it this year are definitely WarMachineCode and Rawtekk, which just released Reloaded pt.2 including a featuring with Phace (link). War has released his new EP Bismuth // Lesser Evil with the serbian Metnem records, run by the mighty Billain; the other two have dropped a couple of songs that were remarkable this year, personally I really liked Manoeuver by MachineCode. Here it is, for your own good. I played it so many times that I almost forgot that it was from MachineCode and started thinking that it was some kind of white noise of my headphones, it sticks in your brain.

“oRRbiting the eRRth”

To sum up, we’re facing a very good LP. In the end of my articles I usually try to resume what was good and what was not of what I wrote about. In this case, we have a very big pro: there are many artists contributing to the LP, which means variety and diversity. We also a very big con: the same thing; yes, because when a lot of artists collaborate for an EP / LP, it eventually takes less effort to come out good. Therefore, the evaluation component that depends on how much the artist has indeed been hunchback on the synth is quite short in this case. However, we can’t do nothing but give 4 / 5 Jakes to this very cool Neurofunk LP. Well done, now the bar is quite high for the next to come!

Why don’t you give it a listen?

https://soundcloud.com/methlab-recordings/sets/mlp002-revenant-methlab

 

– Macspider

Buy:
https://www.beatport.com/label/methlab-recordings/54099

MethLab – Links:
http://methlab-agency.com/
https://soundcloud.com/methlab-recordings/
https://twitter.com/methlabagency
https://www.facebook.com/methlabagency/

Matteo Schiavinato
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Matteo Schiavinato

Freelance Artist at Liquid Audio Network
Macspider is an italian Techno and Drum&Bass producer, living in Vienna (Austria). Spanning from Techno and Neurofunk to Liquid, the sound of Macspider reflects his polyhedrical interests and tastes, with a touch of epic soundtrack-like sounds. He is also a passionate guitar player and is a PhD in Bioinformatics in the daytime.
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