|STREET DATE:||October 25, 2019|
Various Artists |
Erb N Dub
01. BFG Teddy Killerz 4:24
02. Uppercut Raiser 3:38
03. Capacitor Smooth 4:12
04. Vexed Droptek 3:48
05. Blunderbuss Madster 3:32
06. Adapt or Die Blackley & Sublimit 4:45
07. More Complex Cause4Concern 5:07
08. She Was A Robot Dub Elements 4:32
09. End Game Current Value 5:37
10. Verse Tonijn Gydra 4:06
11. Special K James Marvel 4:08
12. Subtitles Mean Teeth 3:25
13. Potent Lights Out 4:12
14. Please A-Cray 3:29
15. Monsta Stomp 'Ft. Coppa' Erb N Dub & Tony Anthem 2:51
highlights why they’ve become such a recognisable force across the drum & bass world. Already unleashing singles from both Teddy Killerz and anonymous producer Raiser, they return for the full package and it’s an eye watering selection of music. Although this can only be expected from an events brand which has expanded astronomically over the past two years, with the artists showcased on their album proving their influence, not just across their base in Holland but also further afield.
Following the releases of Teddy Killerz ‘BFG’ and Raiser’s ‘Uppercut’, both raucous club tracks, Korsakov continues with the same vibe
throughout the album, especially with tracks like Smooth’s ‘Capacitator’. Subsequent to his debut LP on Korsakov, Droptek returns with the sounds of ‘Vexed’, channelling his expert production. Newcomer Madster offers the percussive, half time movements of ‘Blunderbuss’, whilst Blackley and Sublimit provide jump-up flavours throughout ‘Adapt or Die’. Historic outfit Cause4Concern then come through with the murderous undertones of ‘More Complex’. Sevilla based duo Dub Elements then drop the twisting ‘She Was a Robot’ which is followed in quick succession by Current Value’s destructive cut ‘END GAME’.
Meanwhile, Russian stalwarts Gydra’s cutthroat style is clear throughout ‘Verse Tojin’, then James Marvel’s ‘Special K’ peddles gritty LFOs throughout its mix. Mean Teeth’s ‘Subtitles’ smashes through in the snapping, minimal style which they’re renowned for and they once again highlight how Korsakov have brought together influences from across the globe. Then the infamous project from Coppa and L33 ‘Lights Out’ presents brand-new record ‘Potent’, just as carefully honed as its predecessors with the same snarling musicality. A-Cray’s ‘Please’ brings yet more historic producers into the fray, then finally, Erb N Dub and Tony Anthem draw the album to a close with ‘Monsta Stomp’, featuring MC Coppa on vocals once more.
It’s a goliath collection of music and it’s something which Korsakov have championed from the very first part of their series. But this time they’ve reached new heights, something they’ve strived to do from the beginning; if you’ve visited any of their club nights and their enormous crowds, this has been clearly visible.