Blockdata – Memory Leak EP [Sonic Terror Recordings]

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Blockdata isn’t your average artist. As a matter-of-fact, his last name Hislop, could suggest that he is an alien from another galaxy. I’m getting Andromeda on this one. A four-track banger of a carnival ride, which is a bit fitting, considering the Gav just got back from Bangface Weekender.

The Memory Leak EP on Sonic Terror Digital is a mashed-up amalgamation of drum ‘n bass, drumstep, intelligent dance music, and strange noises in the night that have no name as of yet.

Psychedelic and rubbed in a way that even the most avid IDM fan would get excited, the intro of Callstack has a barrage of flavors to get revved up about. Beyond the drop, classic neurofunk style comes alive as if Wormhole was back on the decks. Ed Rush & Optical would be proud of this one. Punchy and definitely one for the dancing massive.

Cooh properly turns Callstack onto its head. As haunting as it is beautiful, the intro will bliss you out as we build into a fury of neuro static that would set any dancefloor ablaze. The intricate, techno-influenced drum patterns that Cooh is well-known for, make their appearance early. The break allows us to properly revitalize before a drum build that seems to go on ad infinitum, finally dropping into a neurofunk-laced heart-stomping mosh frenzy that would send the weak into a coma.

With an intro that opens like something from the 90s, Fracture features ambient, dark and soothing textures as Blockdata sets the trap for an overload of neuro bliss to stir the brain of even the most steady-minded. Fracture is like deja vu to me, as this track is so familiar. So many drum switch-ups keep the track moving. It’s definitely my favorite of the EP.

From the start of Subdivide, minimal vibes make way to a drumstep build. Like traveling through an alley, Blockdata keeps it eerie and quick-on-the-toes. The denizens will come alive for this one for sure. An unexpected drop into the bass and drums will turn the somewhat paranoid crowd into swamp monsters.

Buy The Memory Leak EP at the following:

Beaport: www.beatport.com/release/memory-leak-ep/2556083

Bandcamp: sonicterrorrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/b…digi031

Other Releases:

Some crossbreed, released on Triple G alongside Hellish and Akira:
https://triplegrecordings.bandcamp.com/track/blockdata-coredump

Blockdata remix of Ivan Shopov:
https://etheraudiorecords.bandcamp.com/track/stara-planino-blockdata-remix

For more on Blockdata:

Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/blockdata

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/blockdata.audio

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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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