War brings you that Invisible Battle

The BNKR Series Continues with War

Methlab Recordings’s collective brings forth the latest in the darker side of liquid from Englishman, War. War is known for some sweet music on Horizon and Dispatch and we are excited to have a listen to his latest EP titled “Invisible” out on August 5, 2016. Along great textures and fantastic drums, War brings you back with very similar bass sounds from the 2000-2004 Jungle Tech Step era. We took a minute to review our pick from the EP.

Its not too often we are reminded were we come from. From the dungeons of the era of tech step. Late nights enjoying the dance floor with your closest friends and unknowns alike. Connecting on level unlike ever before. Whether you are hanging on the side of the room with your hat tucked tight or in the midst of the rhythm embracing your oneness, you were part of it. You were part of the deep neuro-tech step.

War takes me back to those nights where the mood was right. Deep. Elemental. Cerebral. His Track “Snow Blind” is certainly our favorite of this EP. The nostalgic feeling brings us back. The progression in the track is like a ride right back in time. This track contains great atmospheric textures, deep bass lines, and progressive drums. Snow Blind is a blast from the past. While the title track “Invisible” is also contains deep late night jungle vibes, Snow Blind takes the center stage for DNB Magazine.

We are now ever more interested in this BNKR series of Drum & Bass and can’t wait for the next installment! Get this EP out on 8/5/2016!!



Neurofunk Reviews Techstep

Current Value comes again!

Current Value is surely a force to recon with.

As we know, Current Value’s Drum & Bass is unlike any other. His tracks truly stand out in their creativity and surely in the production value. His tracks contain some of the nicest pads and then in to some gritty bass lines. Our favorite part of his production is the drums. Tim (Current Value) is one of the few who can distort their drums but keep them sounding clean & punchy. We are true fans of the Current Value sound.

Our friends at Terminal who are the collective label of Bad Taste, Meth Lab, and Eatrbain release the “Partition” EP this Friday 7/11/2016 on Beatport. Current Value surely is a pioneer in Drum & Bass and Terminal made a great selection for this EP. This EP brings it all. From grime through to some sick distorted synths. We must say this EP is great.

Keeping it Balanced:

“Balanced Armature” is our favorite track on the “Partition” EP. This track starts of with some simple tight drums with a great atmospheric pad in the background and then it grows to add some rides and hats that are so fitting to the track and Current Value style. What gets us is the synths. OMG The synths! We love that retro rave style glitching stab. When the track drops it brings you in so deep. Deep into concentration, deep into the mental vortex spun from the womb of a galactic spider threading together our very existence. The distortion on the bass is so nice, it keeps the bass deep. The second drop is where its at! Its simple and adds some filters sweeps of the main synth… You must hear this song! While its not your typical dance floor banger, it truly does justice to the term “neuro.”


Have a listen to the full EP below and don’t hesitate to buy this EP.