Phace, Misanthrop & Noisia Redefine Deep DnB
Phace, Misanthrop and Noisia released their latest Neosignal 12″ on September 9th. In my opinion, this release crowns these guys as the new trailblazers of deep drum & bass. Phace & Noisia collaborated on the A side track, “CCTV,” which takes drum & bass to a new level. Loads of atmosphere, distorted bass, percussive sound effects and a healthy dose of silence. At the 1:38 mark, is a crucial bass sound that I’ve never heard before. Why the F didn’t it last longer!? At full steam, the tune sounds like demonic robots beatboxing in a pool of mud. Bravo.
On the flip side is “Factory 5,” by Misanthrop. A hard driving d’n'b tune with creepy pads and sound effects that may have come from the movie Event Horizon. It doesn’t leave as deep an impression as “CCTV,” but still a sick addition to any hard drum & bass collection.
For those of you in the U.S., The Phace / Neosignal North American Tour will be happening in January 2010. Check myspace.com/phacepunks for more info. ~ tom
Hear more Phace, Misanthrop & Noisia on iTunes.
MP3 1: Phace & Noisia – CCTV
MP3 2: Misanthrop – Factory 5