|STREET DATE:||September 23, 2019|
Various Artists |
Erb N Dub
1. Stop (Smooth Remix) – Erb n Dub & DisasZt 4:33
2. Powertool (Hamilton Remix) – Dorian & Skore 4:41
3. Raw (Dorian Remix) – Kutlo 4:15
4. Stomp (Erb N Dub Remix) – Aaronic 4:58
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’s 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.