|STREET DATE:||July 31, 2017|
CZA (Mark C4C)
01. Optiv & CZA vs Inward, Hanzo & Randie – Third Kind [4:48]
02. Inward, Hanzo & Randie vs Optiv & CZA – Anchor Point [4:33]
03. Inward, Hanzo & Randie vs Optiv & CZA – Knuckle Head [3:54]
04. Optiv & CZA vs Inward, Hanzo & Randie – Burnout [4:56]
Title track THE THIRD KIND unleashes gritty tidal bass, intercepted with stuttering rapid-fire synths and an industrial aesthetic that levels the audioscape with pure tech contempt. ANCHOR POINT carries with it an obstinate nature in its effective abrasiveness, rolling with relentless energy and packing heavy sub-blows as it weaves within the stark space it sets out. With KNUCKLE HEAD the EP gets really stuck into the filth, with a rude syncopated swing that drips with gnarly attitude and a bassline that's designed for pure face-melting effect. BURNOUT caps things off with a rough stepper that rackets up the tension with an insistent mechanical sonic pincer movement.
The Third Kind EP introduces an essential part of the Cause4Concern Recordings label by inducting Inward, Hanzo & Randie into the core of the imprint to enable an incredible meeting of unique minds across generations and establish an unforgettable moment of connection. The result is an EP that's both viscerally contemporary but carries the timeless and deeply sick vibe that Optiv & CZA drive through whatever they touch.