|RELEASED:||May 12th, 2017|
|ARTISTS:||Current Value Optiv CZA (Mark C4C)|
What could be bigger than another release from the infamous imprint Cause4Concern? The combined powers of its roster and one very special guest, delivered as a collaboration from Current Value and label heads Optiv and CZA.
C4C’s head honchos have teamed up with the technical prowess of Current Value to bring another climatic record which proves how undeniable the imprints influence is across the drum & bass genre, from its roots right through to its more contemporary sounds. And Current Value delivers the heat, packing punch after punch and proving the A&R flex at C4C is as strong as ever.
First up, Current Value joins forces with both Optiv and CZA for ‘Ghost Nation’, a colossal slammer which hits harder with every beat relay. Each artist drops their own unadulterated finesse into an intimidating mix of talent, drawing out a beast that goes straight for the aural jugular. With nastily divisive synth patterns and booming sub bass, ‘Ghost Nation’ throws you straight into the deep end and holds you there. Intricately designed yet powerful with every kick, the layers build to create a resounding impact. It’s clear to see why Current Value was adopted for the following single; the merging of skillsets between all three artists ensures the trio are unstoppable.
‘Roughed Up’ sees Optiv and Current Value team up for another LFO-lead monster, one which slides from break to break with its heavily distorted bassline. Both players take you into the darkest territory known within the drum & bass genre, leaving you as a prisoner within their technically adept worlds. Be careful what you wish for, because neither Optiv nor Current Value let up throughout the record’s entirety. Filtered meticulously and without apologies, the levels upheld by C4C and its artists are undeniably huge.
Both the imprint, its musical showcases and its artists have helped define the genre’s murkier atmosphere. And within this area C4C continues to grow, with each release of 2017 further demonstrating why the label has got to the position it has over its formative years. Alongside artists like Current Value, it will continue to do so for years to come.
Apr 28, 2017: Beatport Exclusive
May 12, 2017: Worldwide