Twisted Individual and his notorious Grid Recordings UK strikes again, with their 81st release – Forbidden Fish b/w Sinkhole.
Apparently, I’ve been oblivious to all of Grid’s releases up until this point for the last few years. Grid has always released quality jump up bangers, all the way down to gritty rollers.
Twisted Individual’s sound has always remained consistent – bouncy beats, grimey synths, and that wub wub wobble that we all love about jump up drum ‘n bass, delivered to the world eons before dubstep had its first born. Prepare yourself for another duo of smashers from the one with the gimp mask.
First on the release, Forbidden Fish brings the sci-fi scene with it, without getting too techsteppy. This isn’t Doc Scott’s ‘Machines’, but the kick drum builds keep the room dark as technotic out-of-this-world wharbles obliterate the senses. Two-steppy drums will entrance the dancefloor into a gallop on this one, and turn the bass massive into a head-nodding horde.
Sinkhole punches a hole into the floor from the first beat. Dark and moody, the current number introduces eerie synths like walking into a haunted house (with the Munsters?). The bass drop is a delight, as classic neuro sounds propel through the speakers. Old school heads are going to love this one. Just straight 90s style drum ‘n bass. Superior drum programming brings welcome switch-ups to keep the dancing massive guessing.
You owe it to yourself to buy presents (for yourself)… like this release on Grid. Big up Twisted!
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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.