Ulterior Motive – Trip Hammer/Intuition (ft. Quadrant & Iris) [Guidance]

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Ulterior Motive has been running it for quite some time, remaining consistent on their label, Guidance Recordings, in addition to contributions to Drum & Bass Arena‘s 2019 selection (alongside Hydro and DLR), and collaborations on Guidance 006 with Judda and Jubei. The eighth release of Ulterior Motive‘s Guidance Recordings brings forth two squelched-out neuro bangers, Trip Hammer and Intuition, featuring Seattle’s Quadrant & Iris.

This EP is superb and brings me right back to the days of early Virus Recordings. Think of the Twisted EP, and Bad Company UK‘s classics. Trip Hammer has that vibe that The Nine used to roll out, and to think of it, I wonder it would sound like to mix these two.

And as if that wasn’t enough, when Intuition comes rolling through, the mysterious backdrop, alongside mystified squelches, and DMT-induced subliminal states through the underlying vocal, the swamp monsters of the place will swarm the floor.

This release is just phenomenal. In a place where there is so much “cookie-cutterness” and much of the music sounds the same, Ulterior Motive, Guidance Recordings, Quadrant and Iris stand out amongst the pack with smashing release after smashing release (which also explains why all three are on Goldie‘s Metalheadz imprint).

Buy the EP HERE.

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A junglist before he even knew what 'jungle' was, Bhagavate Zero was instantly hooked onto the sound of rave around the age of 10 while dancing around to artists like 2 Unlimited, 2 Bad Mice, Sonz of a Loop Da Loop Era, Cosmo & Dibs, and so many more. As radio play changed, so did his tastes. As 1999 came around though, BZ was slayed by the sounds of AK1200, Dieselboy, Dara, Ganja Kru and DJ Rap, which later turned into an obsession with amen breaks and techstep. With published works hosted by Dogs On Acid, Rinse Mag, and Bassline Magazine; while also writing for the likes of Disturbed Recordings, Guerilla, Blu Saphir, Killing Sheep, Influenza Media, Sublunary Artist Management, and N2O – Bhagavate Zero (then known as Sykophiend) dove into the performance art of DJing, opening for Omar Santana in 2005 at Headstrong 5 (noteworthy part of that set – a mosh pit of epic proportions to Audio & Mackie's remix of Master of Puppets). Known for a wicked selection of mostly 1993-2005 music, he would then go on to play all over California. This headbanging, slam-dancing, screaming maniac will stop at nothing to get a crowd going. Now in 2016, he is a staple writer for Best Drum & Bass Blog, and is focusing on DJ gigs and original production material.

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