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A label that’s spent seventeen years curating its line ups and delivering music of the same high quality, Mainframe Recordings is back with another EP showing they’re still on their A-game. Label head Disaszt has called upon many of the artists who’ve played on the infamous Mainframe stages to put their production against some of the label’s mainstay staples. There are four new revises debuted on the forthcoming ‘Twisted’ EP, with the full package set to drop in August with each track being dropped over four consecutive weeks, signaling how important the label has become since their takeover of the Viennese club world nearly two decades prior. Calling on producers Smooth, Hamilton, Dorian and Erb n Dub, there’s a sound to fit every listener and one thing can be certain… That this EP was made for the dancefloor and that’s exactly what the EP’s originals were designed for, too.
Smooth is the first to come forward and his version of Erb n Dub and Disaszt’s track Stop has the same tear out power with its drum programming and slamming pads. Slovenian Smooth has a knack for hard basslines and precisely grafted hooks, something which is apparent as soon as his version ignites.
RAM Records roster artist Hamilton follows with his remix of Dorian & Skore Powertool, a mean old-school roller which carries itself with stabbing bass riffs. This EP has been precisely curated to maintain Mainframe’s superiority and the old-school rhythms of Hamilton aids that.
Dorian then makes another appearance, this time through his own remix of Kutlo’s Raw, as nasty as its prototype and channeling the same crackling LFOs. It’s a hurter, something you’d imagine on the set list of any Mainframe night.
Araonic’s Stomp is given the Erb n Dub treatment, starting with the same lulling intro before its chaotic lasers begin. It switches into a midsection slammer, before pulling the curtains on a short documentary of Mainframe’s history over the last seventeen years. The neck-snapping intensity of these records speak for themselves. It’s once again time to re emerge yourself in the world of Mainframe, converging the skills of its guests into one EP.