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Gydra is a Russian drum & bass duo from Saint Petersburg specializing in neurofunk and consisting of members Menfort & Bes (formerly a trio with Mizo). This is their long-awaited second release on the Eatbrain imprint, the first being their Cyborg EP which was released over two years ago, in October 2015.
We've come to expect a journey through skillfully executed neurofunk grooves from Eatbrain and this release certainly doesn't disappoint! This EP is a tight selection of four dark, heavy, dancefloor-driven neurofunk drum and bass tracks.
Exploring a range of sounds, from the epic Messiah-like build-up and heavy drop in Ikra, to the anxiety-inducing samples in Problem, through to the piano synths in Kill Party that would feel right at home in an early-2000s Bad Company track and finally onto Primitive Instinct's moody basslines, this fantastic EP showcases Russian neurofunk at its best.
It comes out on Nov 13 2017 as a Beatport exclusive, with the worldwide release following on Nov 27 — don't miss out on this one!
01. Gydra – Ikra [4:55]
02. Gydra – Problem [4:43]
03. Gydra – Killparty [4:40]
04. Gydra – Primitive Instinct [4:57]
The crew ignored the nonsense of such crones, pulling the carts of equipment under the cover of dusk until the sounds of the town were but a memory. The speaker stacks were raised against the night, strings of lights hung between the trees and purity of disturbed bass rolled against the surrounding trunks as they disentangled themselves from the mundane fiber of the lives they left behind.
Twisting against one another as they let flood serotonin delight, they ignited an orgy of sonic symbiosis as the rave found its wings and took flight. The spores drifted imperceptibly into the clearing from the darkness around, lodging without discomfort in the eyes, ears and noses of the gathered young.
And then the screaming started, the undulating mass of the gathering turned inward... devouring itself as limbs were separated from bodies, necks ripped as skin tore loose and the blood flowed freely over the gnashing faces of those left alive at the KILL PARTY...
GYDRA return to EATBRAIN in force, following up their well-received CYBORG EP with the dynamic, darkly driven but funk-laced assault of the KILL PARTY EP. From the old-school drenched piano and ultrafunk of the title track, to the playful sinister intent of PRIMITIVE INSTINCT, the filthy sub explorations of PROBLEM and the predatory sensibilities of IKRA - the 4 tracks within display the dynamic and exploratory character of the production outfit. This is Russian neurofunk at its finest, delivered on the platform that's tailored exactly to the premiere kinetic nature of its content.
Beatport Exclusive: Nov 13, 2017
Worldwide Release: Nov 27, 2017