One half of Savage Rehab, Symptom’s latest project is the Unhinged EP for Crash Course. After releases on V, Dread, Spearhead and more, Symptom is moving forward with this EP, and his link up with Crash Course could not have come at a better time, as the label is also moving in the right direction, after releases from Savage Rehab, Dynamics and Callide. When an artist and a label really gel, you can really tell, and let me tell you, this is the case on Unhinged.
Nymfo “big ep, one for the dancefloor!”
Crissy Criss “Wicked” Maztek “sick!” Mind Vortex “Sick tunes!!!”
Optiv “Liking Self Destruct and Disorientation ”
The EP opens with Self Destruct, which tells the tale of a machine quite literally at breaking point. Things start off in near-silence, the way forward only lit by dim lights and the suggestion of sound. But then, your world is filled with flashing beams and some seriously hard bass, as the skanking, energy-filled beat erupts from nowhere. There’s a short respite half way in, but then things come crashing down once again. One for those the like it seriously hardcore. Disorientation is next up, offering more in the way of hard neuro vibes, this time with a more rolling structure. The beats are served up thick and fast, with Symptom’s mastery of the flow ever-present. This one is somewhat less destructive, but still shows off razor-sharp production, and is already lighting up many a club and festival stage.
The Risky “Will play on the Drum&BassArena podcast. BIGUP!”
Empress “I love this. Cheers! ”
Symptom lets you into a Dirty Little Secret on the next track, an all-out banger where neuro meets jump up. The levels are low, and sub bass rules the roost on this one. Head nodding beats collide with blaring samples and neat riffs and electronics. Symptom carries on the form from Savage Rehab, with all the intensity of the duo, but with an edge all of his own. Lastly he presents the epic Believe In Sin. Movie samples give way to some rowdy, sawtooth bass effects, and the track lifts off with a mind of its own. Dark, sickening twists and turns will frighten and unnerve those with even the hardest of constitutions. Symptom means business, and he won’t let anyone get in his way.
Believe in Symptom, believe in Crash Course, and believe in the Unhinged EP. You’d be quite mad not to.
DJ SUPPORT: Crissy Criss, Maztek, Optiv, The Risky, Empress, Nymfo, Mind Vortex, N3gus, Rewind, Drumsound, AMC, Cabbie, Hoodlum, Chris SU, AK1200, No Money, LAOS, Six Blade, Basher, Doc Scott, A-Sides, Shortee, Rregula, Ashattack!
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