If you thought you knew what to expect from Red Light Records, it might be time to think again.
Of course, Optiv’s very own imprint has been leading the stage in neuro- and tech- influenced drum & bass music for years, but the label is now ready to unveil two brand new cuts from Morganistic, a project morphing the sounds of both neurofunk and hip hop.
Heavy basslines, electro beats and hard-hitting soundscapes are the foundation, but Morganistic take things beyond even that.
On Redshift and Danger, the production duo immediately put their stamp on the music, heralding a new beginning for artist and label alike.
Redshift simply takes you into another world. Pulsing, vibrating sounds open the track, with effortless doom and eeriness in the background.
The tension is built, the beats slowly rising from the ether, before being fully unleashed in the drop.
The drums’ll get you first, but it’s in the layers that Redshift really finds its power.
Morganistic are not afraid to add in many different sounds, and they never lose track of their music’s togetherness.
Slowing things up, they come back with both ease and strength. This really is one hell of a tune, so get ready.
You’ll be in Danger on the flip. Terrifying, electrifying effects build on each other at the start, slowly revealing the heart of the tune, like some sort of warped church service.
Feel the sparks as the sounds rise, before all hell breaks loose with resounding drum & bass power.
Truly not for the faint hearted, this is serious business. The basslines collide over each other, as the drums knock down walls far and wide.
Head-nodding, body-shaking, this is some of the most powerful music to hit Red Light in a while.
An almost spiritual breakdown is only a delaying tactic, as Danger rises once again to finish you off once and for all.
RLDIG021 is heavy, heavy, heavy. Grab it now.
Beatport Exc: 7th March
release date March 21st, 2016
label Red Light Records