Various Artist – Nightstalker EP – Killscreen
After a successful debut year, Killscreen Recordings are back with a new EP, providing a somewhat more dancefloor friendly sound than the past releases and showcasing a raft of new talent as well as calling in one of the old school to remix a previous floor filler.
First up are two tracks by Manchester promoter, Guidance’s ‘Jamac’ who delivers some fresh Manchester sounding vibes, ‘What’s next?’ is a straight up heads down roller that is sure to tear up any dancefloor with it’s dark basslines and battleaxe stepping beats. On the flipside, ‘High Crimes’ is a lighter affair, light one up, pour yourself a rum and chillax to this smokey stepper.
Next up we have 2 tracks provided by ex Vinyl[ABORT] mentalist ‘Fractals’ who’s expert use of the Killscreen ‘less is more’ ethos and the sublime use of vocal samples on ‘Illusion’ delivers something both different and ultimately more satisfying than your standard 170bpm work out.
Up next we have Killscreen manager, Thrash Pilot, delivering his usual eclectic output, 2 dark and dirty tracks here. Defender II is standard thrash pilot bonkersness, with a wicked old skool jungle vibe, while Binary 101 is a more dancefloor orientated sub bass roller. There is also a free track available from the Killscreen website ‘Stage Rush’ an old skool / new breed amen style roll out.
It is, however, the last track on the EP, the DJ SAPPO remix of KILLSCR01 (FIREWALKER) by Thrash Pilot that is the dutty destroyer of dancefloors.
Sappo has pressed the rinse out button and turned Firewalker from a skittery stepper into a punishing dancefloor Man- chester style work out.
Killscreen’s first foray into outside artists and longer releases is a surefire future classic. Get it while it’s hot.
March 6th, 2014