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TR Tactics still on the rise! Austria’s most wanted firestarters are back for more with their
heavyweight “Rise Of The Galaxy” split EP’s second instalment.
Since at least by the release of their chart peaking “Vision” EP in Autumn 2017, which has been making big waves throughout the Neurofunk hemisphere, little more needs to be said about their sound: Uncompromising, straight-forward Dance Floor Mayhem – you know the deal! Subsequently, the duo’s take on the myth of creation is telling a tale of darkness, light and raw power, coming to life as sinister techy soundscapes, dirty bass sounds and jaw breaking drums, which will be striking club floors worldwide in uncut anger.
When Part One was all about the flash, the heat & the bang, Part Two now takes on the forces behind, and the dimensions beyond human caprice. Witness “The Creator” getting its job done with a stringent triplet swagger, while “Dark Matter” on the Flip side does its name justice with tons of gravity dragging you down into evil blackness.
TR Tactics have been roaming the scene since 2013, holding account for numerous acclaimed releases on Mainframe, Disturbed, Citrus and Addictive Behaviour, playing out gigs at large scale events like Let it Roll, and having teamed up with artists such as The Clamps, DisasZt, Rhyme Tyme, Optiv, BTK and Phentix.
2017 has been a big year for Vienna’s main man DisasZt – renowned producer, owner of Mainframe Recordings and head promoter behind one of Europe’s largest recurring event series under the same brand.
Not only is his latest collab release (‘Stop’ alongside Erb N Dub) currently inciting serious chaos on floors worldwide. His recent productions have displayed a new level of versatility, with decent tunes such as ‘Vogue’ on Viper, and ‘I Got U’ (in collaboration with Brazil’s Alibi) on V Recordings bringing deep vibes and melodic sweetness to the table.
His upcoming release on Mainframe sees Disaszt shifting back to berzerk mode in style, with a crooked “Disco Ninja” lurking behind the corner, ready to strike. All dirty analogue sounding and with tons of bass line pressure, there’ll be blood on the dance floor when its boomy drums hit the crowd – pure danger!
“Shorty” on the Flip side takes you down to the deeper realms of digital mystics. A stylistic cross-breed, sounding future and retro alike, its snappy drums and bouncy bassline will make the fellas jump.
Stream / Download here:
▪️ Get it on Bandcamp: po.st/MainframeBC
Beatport Exclusive: 19/01/2018
Worldwide Release: 02/02/2018
Because they can’t, they won’t, and they don’t stop…
Fresh collab tune forthcoming on Mainframe Recordings sees DisasZt’s sense for raw impact and Erb N Dub’s rather playful approach to the rinse-out business come together in a perfect blend.
Hailing from Brighton, Erb N Dub has become a staple in the UK Drum & Bass scene, with releases on RAM, Technique and Playaz, remixes for DJ Fresh, Foreign Beggars and, not least, his recent joint with Krafty Kuts alongside Harry Shotta, which earned him heavy rotation on BBC Radio 1.
Likewise, Vienna’s DisasZt, the man behind Mainframe Recordings and one of Europe’s largest recurring event series under the same brand, can’t exactly complain about a lack of airplay these days. With decent tunes such as ‘Vogue’ on Viper, and ‘I Got U’ (in collaboration with Brazil’s Alibi) on V Recordings, he has recently surprised his followers by bringing deep vibes and melodic sweetness to the table. On ‘Stop’, he now recollects the tried-and-true heavyweight formula he is known and loved for.
Dark and doomy all the way, meandering synth lines and bleepy signals pile up into a throbbing wall of sound, subsequently being riddled by percussive drumfire and chain punch bass hits. Armed with some extra nasty Rave stabs and bass sweeps engaging in call-and-response with that notorious Beastie Boys sample, DisasZt and Erb N Dub are definitely rockin’ the sure shot on this one.
Beatport Exclusive: 08/12/2017
Worldwide Release: 22/12/2017
NC-17, the Canadian daredevil, is giving us that clean but heavy, mind-crushing sound that he is the best at leaving us with an intense experience.
The distressing high notes, pulsating mid-range bass and the drums that accompany them certainly take us to the abandoned rainforest that keeps all kinds of surprises, then to the evacuated city hospital where there is very small chance of escape.
NC-17 teams up with KG & Emery to bring you Predator. They come from the world where there are no rules, they are the ultimate enemy killing for pleasure hunting for sport. This track raises everyone’s pulse gives the reality of the ultimate manhunt.
Side B in collaboration with Fade & Emery takes trudging sounds that animate zombie steps and mixes them with some madly stressful high notes and drums creating the illusion of the apocalypse. It is the Night of the Zombies!
Prepare for the crazy, prepare for the interrupted evil… These two new bangers will definitely hit the clubs hard!
Release: 02/12/2016 (Beatport Exclusive)
Darpa is a newcomer to our team, two very talented guys from Hungary, bringing a very unique, alternative, energetic sound into the scene.
…It’s here, it’s contagious, it’ll destroy you…Epidemic!
The symptoms include heavy breathing, goose bumps, fidgeting legs and the immediate widening of pupils.
The rules are simple…. Everyone dies!
The track nicely plays with an aligned set of drums, unique harsh stabs and eerie high-octane synths, but the real effect cannot be described in terms of drums and kicks.
Night King is an intriguing drum-funk-neuro mixture with a low base and heavy drums, creating trouble …he is coming…The Night King. The intro is scary, the track is dark and the beat is jungly enough to bring about the perfect vibe that transports you to the Haunted Forest and the Land of Always Winter…The Night King has found you…the only question is: Can you wake up from the dream?
These two tracks, although not the same pace, gender, style, go along really well with each other, one makes the other even stronger.
3rd of September 2016, Vienna, Austria, Arena Club…this is when and where the Mainframe Open Air Festival 2016 took place and it was a blast!
We thought that the best way to keep this memory is to put together an Album from the core Artists performing at the festival, their latest, newest vibes in one bundle of goodness.
Since the compilation features Artists of many subgenres, it is a very versatile and exciting mixture of liquid, jungle, neuro, soulful and more.
It is a very elegant selection that will make you remember the Summer 2016.
This was Mainframe Open Air Festival 2016.
TR Tactics – Illuminate / Dark Universe
Released: 16/09/16 – Beatport Exclusive
TR Tactics is back with their signature powerful sounds and iconic neuro-sounding drum and bass. Renewing their style the well-known Austrian duo is providing us with two tracks where everything is in place.
Illuminate is a track that either makes you run and run fast or it makes you lose your mind on the dance floor, either way you can’t sit calmly when it is blasting in your ears. The clean riffs and hard-hitting drums make this track the forerunner of neu-neuro, which would be a more popular family to the old neuro sounds. Illuminate juxtaposes the traditional sound design of neuro and a more minimalist build-up that makes it flow unstoppably.
Dark Universe on the other hand –nomen est omen- is more classical in the neurofunk sense, it takes us deep into the void, the non-observable, the mysterious. The drums are massive and the track nicely incorporates some techno vibe. The lengthened notes let the listener lose total control.
I can see Milla Jovovich’s determined face going against zombies, outnumbered… Total Resident Evil vibe.
Buy here: http://po.st/MFR081BP
Derryl Danston has rolled together some serious phat ones for your delectation, created to rumble subs throughout the feel good lands. With enough oldschool vibes to satisfy the purest of dubstep puritans while adding enough sunshine-soaked melody to create the perfect summer playlist, the whole EP screams instant classic from start to finish. Need a little chilly down time? Calm your nerves with Derryl Danston’s new EP, and go on the search for other lifeforms..