The Cenobites & E-Sassin – Affliction EP [Sound Sphere Recordings]

by | Aug 8, 2016 | Tunes

The Cenobites (Kompressah and Doja) have been doing the world over with their tech-driven sound for over a decade. With releases that span the globe, including a wicked remix of Pish Posh’s “Beneath the Surface”, singles on Jae Kennedy‘s Koldfront Recordings, Flex Recordings (alongside Knoxz of Kryteria), and Multikill Recordings; a forthcoming album on Mindocracy, and extended players on Flex and Schedule One. Collaborations with the likes of 6BLOCCPish PoshSST & Glitch, Dave OwenNightbreed, and DJ Sage; amongst a monster list of other accolades to name – the Cenobites come proper on E-Sassin’s Sound Sphere imprint to lay down a collaboration of mass creation alongside the label owner himself – Affliction EP.

Koinos is one furious smasher – amens and drum switch-ups lace the tune alongside sinister sounds, neuro squelches and horror-esque soundscapes. Stepping alongside the man himself, Affliction has more of a tearout vibe, also showcasing E-Sassin’s classic techstep sounds. Remember Symptom? Yea, like that. The bassline rolls deep on this one. Pure filth. Lastly, Doja and Kompressah step up to remix E-Sassin’s 2014 release, Bacterium. Easily suitable to open up a set and demolish a dancefloor, The Cenobites use melody to pull on the heart strings before the sample drops. Neuro heads will love this one. Driving straight to the bass bins, gritty bass is bound to tear the floor apart. The second drop carries a more half time feel that pulls the bass like kneading dough.

Straight up fire in the Sound Sphere camp.

Available August 23 at Sound Sphere Music

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BhagavateZero

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.