Here comes an unexpected collaboration between two UK Electro veterans. Infamous Ed DMX, author since 1996 of a prolific discography on labels such like Rephlex, Central Processing Unit, Last Known Trajectory or his own Breakin' Records and Fresh Up Records, has teamed up with Cultivated Electronic mastermind Sync 24 (Touchin' Bass, Fundamental) to inaugurate their MMT-8 side project!
A side of the 12" kicks off with "The Growler", a groovy cut characterized by bubbling basslines, sharp synth flights and heading yet subtle distortions. Epic "Cosmic Warp" coming next combines almighty machine funk melodies, to spooky pads and classic arpeggio programming, with a smooth atmosphere laying down in the background.
The flipside goes darker into the realm and sees hypnotic "Never Been To Bristol", my favorite, introducing some cold and cutting edge sequences over a rolling 808 line in order to create severe damages on the dancefloor. Top notch!
The 12" ends up with "Mindlocked", a mental mixture of minimal layers and deep melodies, merging stripped melodies to a menacing bass line, progressively fusing its infectious moody Electronica tinged with discrete Industrial lines. This conclusion adds a little sense of drama to the whole EP.
After 8 years of loyal service, CE demonstrates that the London label is still fresh as the first day, and at the forefront of the Electro movement. Rush on this surprising, clinical and successful release!
Written by: Chris Nexus 6