Generally, if you want top quality, antique furniture, you look to France. If you want a well tailored suit that fits like a glove and costs the same as a small car, you look to Italy. And if you want well produced, balls to the wall neurofunk, you look to Russia.
The debut EP from Cod3x on Bad Taste Recordings is yet another string to the bow of quality drum and bass coming out of the world’s largest nation. Five choice cuts of precision drums and twisting basslines are presented here, with featured track Must Die my personal favourite.
Title track Undead rolls along like violent thunder, whilst Obey is another highlight of the collection, with shades of Optiv & BTK or Black Sun Empire.
Strangulate sets off all space age and sci-fi, like Blade Runner set to an amen break, before dropping into grinding, squelchy synth territory. Finally, Space Gang rounds off a stunning debut from the 17 year old, with rolling, militant hints of Ed Rush & Optical and the classic Virus Recordings sound.
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